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No charges for Georgia lawmaker arrested during bill signing

Georgia State Rep. Park Cannon, D-Atlanta, walks past a Georgia State Patrol officer as she returns to the State Capitol in Atlanta on Monday morning, March 29, 2021 after being arrested last week for knocking on the governor's office door as he signed voting legislation. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) — A district attorney in Atlanta said she will not pursue charges against a Georgia state lawmaker who was arrested during a protest of the state’s sweeping new election law. Rep. Park Cannon, a Democrat from Atlanta, was arrested March 25 after she knocked on the door to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp’s office while he was on live television speaking about the voting bill he had just signed into law. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said Wednesday that she won’t present the matter to a grand jury for indictment. Willis said that while some people may have found Cannon’s behavior “annoying,” it does not justify the charges against her.

 


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