Gannett, the publisher of USA Today, is reportedly resisting a legal effort by the FBI to find out who read a specific article.
The article in question is titled, “FBI identifies 2 agents killed in Florida while serving warrant in crimes against children case,” and was published on February 2, 2021. The piece discussed a Fort Lauderdale shooting which left two FBI agents dead and three wounded.
“Two FBI agents were killed and three were wounded in a shooting early Tuesday while agents were serving a warrant in a child exploitation case in Florida, according to the FBI. The suspect died of an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound, a person familiar with the matter said,” reported USA Today at the time. “Authorities are investigating whether the suspect had cameras rigged at the apartment to provide an outside view of people who might be approaching at the time of the incident, said the source, who is not authorized to comment publicly.”