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Ferguson Loses Two More Protest Cases

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Ferguson Loses Two More Protest Cases

St. Louis County, MO  (KTRS)  Ferguson has lost two more cases against protesters. A St. Louis County judge on Tuesday found Michael Powers and Meghan Flannery not guilty of failure to comply charges. Three other rulings announced last week also resulted in acquittals for protesters. The private lawyers acting as prosecutors for Ferguson billed the […]

Ferguson Loses Two More Protest Cases

St. Louis County, MO  (KTRS)  Ferguson has lost two more cases against protesters.

A St. Louis County judge on Tuesday found Michael Powers and Meghan Flannery not guilty of failure to comply charges. Three other rulings announced last week also resulted in acquittals for protesters.

The private lawyers acting as prosecutors for Ferguson billed the city $11,251 for the five cases. One of those attorneys is Stephanie Karr, who also serves as Ferguson’s city attorney.

Powers is legislative director for St. Louis Aldermanic President Lewis Reed. Flannery is an employee at St. Louis Alderman Antonio French’s North Campus education center. Both were arrested Aug. 14, 2014, while waiting for French to be released from jail following a protest.

The civil unrest stemmed from the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, 2014.

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