For Immediate Release
Contact: Paul Newell, 347-351-7285, Paul@NewellNYC.org
March 5, 2012
All Charges Against Paul Newell from OWS Arrest Dropped
At a hearing today before Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino Jr. in Manhattan, all charges against Lower Manhattan District Leader Paul Newell stemming from his November 15, 2011 arrest near Zuccotti Park were dismissed. The Manhattan District Attorney’s office moved to dismiss the charges of Obstructing Governmental Administration because they did not have evidence to prove the charges. Newell was represented by civil rights attorney Mark Taylor of Rankin & Taylor.
Newell said “I am grateful for the DA’s swift dismissal of this matter and encourage them to quickly dismiss all the illegal arrests related to Occupy Wall Street and other peaceful protests. I look forward to continuing to work for economic equality and freedom of speech in Lower Manhattan and more broadly.”
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