Thousands of LA protesters won’t be charged over curfew
June 8, 2020 5:35PM AKDT
By BRIAN MELLEY and CHRISTOPHER WEBER undefined
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors say they won’t charge thousands of protesters arrested for violating curfew and other police orders. The city had the largest number of protest arrests in the U.S. tracked by The Associated Press. The city attorney said Monday that he will develop an alternative without punishment. The district attorney says she won’t file charges in misdemeanor cases from other parts of Los Angeles County. More than 3,000 people were arrested over days of mostly peaceful protests following the death of George Floyd. The vast majority were for violating curfew or failing to obey orders to disperse.