A reporter from national news outlet NewsNation has accepted an $80,000 offer from Columbiana County and East Palestine to resolve a lawsuit over a scuffle with law enforcement agencies during a news conference following the fiery derailment and chemical spill in the village more than a year ago.

According to federal court records, the settlement includes the dismissal of a civil lawsuit filed by NewsNation reporter Evan Lambert, who claimed his rights were violated during a news conference with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine five days after the derailment.

The lawsuit, filed in November, alleged the use of excessive force, interference with news gathering, and false arrest.

According to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the First Amendment Clinic at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, whose attorneys represented Lambert, the settlement also includes $32,000 in attorney fees.

“We’re glad to have helped Evan obtain swift accountability — including a substantial judgment against the city and county — for an egregious arrest that never should have taken place,” said Katie Townsend, the Reporters Committee’s deputy executive director and legal director. “We hope this serves as a reminder to law enforcement in Ohio and elsewhere that reporters must be free to do their jobs without fear of arrest or other official retaliation.”

During a live report, Lambert was asked to stop filming, which he refused to do. That's when officers pushed him to the ground and arrested him.

Lambert’s attorney claimed law enforcement officials "punished him for his lawful newsgathering, with the approval and personal participation of the decision-makers responsible for law enforcement policy in East Palestine and Columbiana County."

At the end of his news conference, DeWine said he didn't authorize the arrest and that reporters have “every right" to report during briefings.

The complaint accused Major General John C. Harris, Jr., commanding general of the Ohio National Guard, of assaulting Lambert by pushing him to the ground.

Harris ordered that Lambert be removed from the presser, according to the complaint, which alleged that officers grabbed Lambert by both arms and forcibly pushed him out of the door while Lambert repeatedly objected.

Once outside, Lambert claimed another officer pushed Lambert to the ground with the collar of his shirt.

Lambert was then taken to the East Palestine Police Department, put into metal handcuffs and leg shackles, before being taken to the Columbiana County Jail, according to the complaint.

Lambert was held for about five hours before being released from jail, NewsNation reported.

The complaint claimed that Lambert had abrasions and bruises on his wrists from his handcuffing and scratches on his neck from the officers’ use of force.

You can read the full complaint below: