Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Reporter Arrested During Ohio News Conference

  • Video shows Lambert being handcuffed and arrested at the far end of a school gymnasium in East Palestine, where DeWine was holding a news conference about the derailment of a freight train carrying hazardous materials.
  • Local police said National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. John Harris and two members of the highway patrol tried to stop the reporter because he was loud, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
  • News Nation said Lambert finished his live report, but body-camera footage shows authorities insist Lambert leave, a command which Lambert refused to obey, citing the First Amendment.