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Tue Jan 9 2007 (Updated 01/24/07) No Trial for Gabe Meyers
On January 8th, Gabriel Meyers walked out of court victorious when all charges from his arrest at a 2005 anti-G8 demonstration were formally dismissed by a superior court judge. The SF District Attorney's Office decided not to pursue the case because of potential witness testimony and video footage that indicated that police had unsafely sped into a crowd of demonstrators, which Meyers was part of. Prosecutors were originally saying that Gabriel Meyers was arrested that night for placing a styrofoam sign under this patrol car's wheels.

Meyers was in final stages of jury selection when the decision to drop the charges was made. He had been awaiting trial for 15 months and had made some 40 court appearances in that time period. He made no statement as he left court, other than that he was glad and grateful to be free.

imc_video.gifVideo | Read Gabe's comment on Indybay | Gabe: What I got to say

Previous Coverage: Gabe Meyers Invokes Right to a Speedy Trial | Pre-trial Hearing for Gabriel Myers on July 20th | SF Grand Jury Targets G8 Protest | July 8th 2005 Anti-G8 Protest in SF

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