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City Attorney Drops Charges Against Black Lives Matter Leader

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City attorney drops charges against Black Lives Matter leader

LOS ANGELES (Wave Newspapers) — All criminal charges have been dismissed against a prominent local Black Lives Matter leader arrested after a raucous Los Angeles Police Commission meeting last year, her attorney announced.

City prosecutors said in February that they had agreed to drop the case in six months if Melina Abdullah, a Cal State Los Angeles professor and Black Lives Matter organizer, adhered to guidelines aimed at preventing her from disrupting Los Angeles Police Commission meetings.

The guidelines included exiting and not returning to the meeting if she was found to be disrupting the proceedings and ordered to leave.

“We celebrate the city attorney’s decision to dismiss all charges against Dr. Abdullah. While the dismissal of all charges against this noble warrior is a great victory, the battle for justice […]

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