(KMOV.com) – News 4 has learned St. Louis City will not be filing charges against several Ferguson protesters who were arrested in downtown St. Louis in August.
Several people who were arrested could have faced charges of failing to disperse, but were told the charges would not be brought. Those charged were part of a group that marched from Kiener Plaza to the Wainwright Building August 18 to protest Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon’s use of the National Guard in Ferguson. Among those arrested was 90-year-old Heidi Epstein, a Holocaust survivor.
“There’s proof that all of these police departments work differently and they all have different tactics of how they handle situations,” said protester Larry Fellows, who also had charges against him dropped.
City officials said they decided on October 14 to not pursue low level municipal charges.