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Florida police raided home of fired data scientist Rebekah Jones. Here’s what happened.

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Palm Beach Post  –

Florida state police raided the home of Rebekah Jones Monday, seizing her computer equipment. Video of the raid from inside her Tallahassee home showed the police were armed.  Jones is a former Department of Health employee who built the state’s much-praised COVID-19 dashboard. She was fired from her job as a Geographic Information Systems manager for the department in May.  The Florida Department of Law Enforcement had a warrant to search the home and seize items like computer equipment.  Here’s what we know about the raid.