Detroit to dismiss some tickets issued during Floyd protests

Detroit to dismiss some tickets issued during Floyd protests

底特律 will dismiss most misdemeanor citations issued last spring during several days of 抗议 against 警察 brutality following the death of 乔治·弗洛伊德 在明尼阿波利斯, a city official said Tuesday.

Most of the tickets written from May 31 through June 2 were for curfew violations as hundreds of people demonstrated in downtown Detroit. The city expects to dismiss 238 的 245 tickets issued on those three days, Detroit Corporation Counsel Lawrence Garcia said.

文件: Detroit police fire tear gas at protesters during the third day of protesting police brutality and justice for George Floyd in Detroit.

文件: Detroit police fire tear gas at protesters during the third day of protesting police brutality and justice for George Floyd in Detroit. (Ann Arbor News via AP)

Dozens of demonstrators received appearance citations for violating the city’s 8 下午. curfew, Garcia said in a statement. Others were ticketed for disruptive or violent behavior. Police made arrests and used tear gas to disperse some of the crowds.

In the many months since those tickets were issued, the city Law Department and police department have worked to study videotape and other evidence from the events in question,” 加西亚说.

Citations written on June 1 weren’t submitted to court, and many protesters weren’t ticketed even though they were out after curfew, 他说.

Although certain cases from these two dates will be pursued, the city believes it is best to dismiss the vast majority of citations,” 加西亚说.

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Protests erupted in cities across the country after Floyd, 一个黑人, died May 25 after a white officer pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck while he was handcuffed. In addition to those in Detroit, charges that stemmed from demonstrations in some other U.S. cities also have been dismissed.

The Denver City Attorney’s Office dismissed 320 cases involving people who were arrested for violating a curfew. And the Harris County District Attorney’s office in June dismissed charges against about 600 people tied to protests in Houston, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Prosecutors in Los Angeles also decided not to charge thousands of protesters arrested for violating curfew and other police orders.

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is scheduled to stand trial in March for second-degree murder in Floyd’s death. Three other former officers are scheduled to be tried in the summer on aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter charges.

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