NewsNation Reporter’s Charges Dropped After Arrest at Ohio Press Conference
Evan Lambert, a reporter for NewsNation, has had criminal charges against him dropped after being arrested at an Ohio news conference last week.
The charges of criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct were dismissed by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, who appointed a special prosecutor’s section to review the incident and Lambert’s arrest.
The attorney general stated that the charges were unsupported by sufficient evidence, and that the reporter was lawfully present at the press conference called by the state’s governor.
The incident had caused tensions to run high in the days following a train derailment, and local officials appeared to be following the lead of the National Guard.
Governor Mike DeWine also expressed his support for Lambert, stating that he did not think the reporter should be prosecuted.
Lambert, who had spent about four hours behind bars before his release, will be joining NewsNation to talk about the incident.
The case has raised concerns about the treatment of journalists and the protection of a free press under Ohio’s constitution.