In a statement, the Huffington Post condemned the charges and said Reilly had the outlet's full support:
"Almost a year ago today, Ryan was working on his laptop in a McDonald's near the protests in Ferguson, Missouri. A crime was committed at the McDonald's, not by journalists, but by local police who assaulted both Ryan and Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post during violent arrests," the statement, authored by Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim and senior politics editor Sam Stein, said. "At least we know St. Louis County knows how to file charges. If Wesley Lowery and Ryan J. Reilly can be charged like this with the whole country watching, just imagine what happens when nobody is."
Reilly previously worked for TPM.