Evan Lambert, a NewsNation reporter, was arrested on Feb. 8 while doing a live shot at a news conference where the governor of Ohio was speaking.
The Ohio Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Section was appointed by the Columbiana County Prosecuting Attorneyás Office to handle the charges filed in Columbiana County Municipal Court.
“My office has reviewed the relevant video and documentary evidence, and is dismissing the charges against Evan Lambert as unsupported by sufficient evidence.
“While journalists could conceivably be subject to criminal charges for trespassing in some situations, this incident is not one of them. The reporter was lawfully present at a press conference called by the Governor of the state. His conduct was consistent with the purpose of the event and his role as a reporter.”
During the arrest, Mr. Lambert is heard saying “I’m doing my job,” in a video from WKYC Studios, a television station. He told the four officers not to touch him as they surrounded him. Then, the officers and Mr. Lambert moved to a hallway, where two officers put Mr. Lambert on the ground on his stomach, video of the encounter showed.
Mr. Yost said on Wednesday that his office had reviewed video and documentary evidence and that the charges of resisting arrest, a second-degree misdemeanor, and criminal trespass, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, were “unsupported by sufficient evidence.”
❋ Last July, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, denied the existence of the pregnant 10-year-old Ohio girl.
CINCINNATI (WXIX) – Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost says there is “not a whisper” of evidence to backup a story that claims a 10-year-old Ohio girl who became pregnant after she was raped had to go to Indiana to get an abortion following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.