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Indybay FeatureRelated Categories: San Francisco | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Legal Support | Police State and Prisons
CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST GABRIEL MEYERS!
Gabriel Meyers walked out of court victorious today when all charges, from his arrest at a 2005 anti-G8 demonstration, where 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 over 40 or more court appearances in that time period. He made no statement as he left other than he was glad and grateful to be free.