Charge Dropped Against Reporter Who Questioned Tom Price

A reporter in West Virginia who was arrested four months ago after he aggressively questioned Tom Price, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, will not be prosecuted, officials announced Wednesday.

The May 9 arrest of the reporter, Dan Heyman, had stoked concerns about possible efforts to stymie the free press.

In a joint statement released by the Kanawha County prosecutor’s office and Mr. Heyman’s legal team said that the State had determined “after a careful review” that Mr. Heyman had not acted unlawfully.

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