‘Washington Post’ reporter now charged a year after arrest in Ferguson

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Wesley Lowery. (Twitter)

A Washington Post reporter arrested while covering protests in Ferguson, Missouri, last year has been charged with trespassing and interfering with a police officer.

The Post reports Monday that national desk reporter Wesley Lowery was ordered to appear in court in St. Louis County on charges of trespassing and interfering with a police officer. The summons, dated Aug. 6, orders him to appear on Aug. 24.

Lowery and Ryan Reilly, a journalist with the Huffington Post, were handcuffed last August inside a fast food restaurant that reporters were using as a staging area while covering the Ferguson protests. Both tweeted about their arrests, detention and release without any charges.

Reilly said Monday that he had not received a summons but expects to be charged, The Post reported.