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October 2023

Iowa Journalist Can Proceed with Suit Against Officer Who Arrested Him, Eighth Circuit Decides

By Matt Kristoffersen
“Once Officer Holtan was aware Nieters was a member of the press and had no reason to believe Nieters had been within hearing distance of the orders to disperse,” the opinion states, “it certainly was not an ‘objectively reasonable’ mistake to believe probable cause existed for the arrest.”