Charges dropped against protester arrested during Cleveland City Council meeting
CLEVELAND – Charges have been dropped against a protester who was arrested during a Monday night council meeting; that’s according to the man’s attorney, Kevin Kovach.
Kovach said his client has been released from jail.
Dominique Knox was arrested after protesters started chanting, expressing their frustrations on what they believe is a lack of developments in the case of the police involved shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.
Tamir was displaying an airsoft pistol, that police say looked like a real gun, when he was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer in November of last year.
Knox has previously been arrested for protesting and Kovach said he wonders why his client was singled out Monday.
“He was not the only one protesting,” Kovach said.
Police reports state Knox was the main instigator.
But attorney Terry Gilbert says the police officers actions could have caused a riot.
The 23-year-old was arrested for disrupting a public meeting and resisting arrest. But, once again, charges against him have been dropped.
Council President Kevin Kelley says he believes police acted properly.