Florida law enforcement agents raided the home of Rebekah Jones, a former state data scientist who built Florida's official COVID-19 database.
On Dec. 7, 2020, Florida's law enforcement agents carried a search warrant against her regarding an investigation into an unauthorized message sent on a state communications system. Via Twitter, Jones shared a series of videos of the raid and mentioned that the officers were armed and seized her phone and laptops. She alleged that the armed officers placed a gun on her and her children.
According to the law enforcement department, the raid was a part of the investigation over the state's emergency health alert system's hacking. In a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)'s statement, Rick Swearingen, FDLE Commissioner, said the investigation revealed that an unauthorized message was sent from Jones's residence. So, a search warrant had been issued. He dismissed her allegation of guns being pointed out at anyone during the raid and said agents entered the home following standard protocols.