The home of former Florida Department of health data scientist Rebekah Jones was raided Monday by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Jones posted video of the encounter with police on social media. She can be heard screaming, “He just pointed a gun at my children!”
There will be no update today.
At 8:30 am this morning, state police came into my house and took all my hardware and tech.
They were serving a warrant on my computer after DOH filed a complaint.
They pointed a gun in my face. They pointed guns at my kids.. pic.twitter.com/DE2QfOmtPU
— Rebekah Jones (@GeoRebekah) December 7, 2020
The FDLE confirms that they did serve a search warrant on Jones’ home and seized her computer after she allegedly sent an unauthorized message to Florida’s emergency alert system.
Jones’ refused to answer the door for 20 minutes and then finally let officers in.
Jones’ was fired for allegedly refusing to manipulate data on the DOH coronavirus dashboard.
After her ouster, Jones created her own dashboard.
Jones says she plans on purchasing a new computer today and getting back to work.
Jones was previously charged with stalking last year after allegedly posting explicit photos of an ex-boyfriend online, a criminal misdemeanor case that is still pending.
She told CNN the case involved a blog post she posted in an online group for women who had been in abusive relationships.
When DeSantis discussed Jones’ firing in May, he referenced the alleged stalking case, saying “she should have been dismissed long before.”