Jury Finds Occupy Wall Street Protester Innocent After Video Contradicts Police Testimony

Meghan Maurus and Rebecca Heinegg represented Michael Premo, who was found not guilty of resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer after a jury trial.

The Village Voice reports:

In the first jury trial stemming from an Occupy Wall Street protest, Michael Premo was found innocent of all charges yesterday after his lawyers presented video evidence directly contradicting the version of events offered by police and prosecutors.

Premo, an activist and community organizer who has in recent months been a central figure in the efforts of Occupy Sandy, was one of many hundred people who took part in a demonstration in Lower Manhattan on December 17 of 2011, when some protesters broke into a vacant lot in Duarte Square in an attempt to start a new occupation.

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