Statement on arrest of Public News Service reporter in West Virginia

Press Release | May 10, 2017
On Tuesday, West Virginia Capitol Police arrested Public News Service Reporter Dan Heyman in the state capitol building. Heyman was attempting to ask questions of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price as Price entered a closed-door meeting in the building. Price was accompanied by presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway. 
Reporters Committee Executive Director Bruce Brown made the following statement: 
"Anytime a reporter is arrested, we take it very seriously, and we’re working closely with Public News Service. As a reminder to journalists everywhere, our Legal Defense Hotline is available 24/7. You can reach us by email at or by calling 800-336-4243."

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