Trending: Arizona Police Seize Journalist's Phone

By David Schonauer   Thursday June 10, 2021

A reporter at Arizona's most-watched television news station says police in the Maricopa County town of Gilbert illegally seized his cellphone and threatened to access its contents by "brute force" after he was unlawfully arrested while covering the death of a police officer in April. In a 28-page motion filed Thursday in Gilbert Municipal Court, attorneys representing journalist León Felipe González Cortés of Univision Arizona say police violated his First Amendment rights as a reporter and derisively referred to him as "compadre" in reference to his Latino heritage, notes the Arizona Republic.

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