St. Louis charges dropped against third Ferguson protester - KMOV.com

St. Louis charges dropped against third Ferguson protester

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis city prosecutors are dropping charges against a third person arrested last November during a City Hall protest linked to the Ferguson police shooting death of Michael Brown.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a lawyer for Chelsea Carswell of Austin, Texas, says prosecutors threw out misdemeanor charges of assault of a law enforcement officer and interfering with an arrest. In exchange, Carswell will do 20 hours of community service under a diversion program.

Charges against two other protesters were dropped last month as part of the diversion program.

Protesters were trying to enter St. Louis' City Hall last Nov. 26 when the building went into lockdown. Court documents allege that police used pepper spray after protesters made contact with city marshals guarding the doors.

Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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