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Black Lives Matter protesters face rare leak charge in Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa – Prosecutors in Iowa have filed a rarely used leak charge against Black Lives Matter protesters accused of stealing a confidential police document and displaying it during a television news broadcast.

Two protesters are charged with unauthorized dissemination of intelligence data, a felony that carries up to five years in prison.

The Iowa Judicial Branch says it’s only the second time that the charge has been filed since 2010. It’s intended to punish officers and others who share information that could undermine criminal investigations or violate privacy protections.

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This July 2, 2020 photo provided by the Polk County Jail in Des Moines, Iowa., shows Viet Tran. (Photo: AP)