Skip to comments.BERKELEY: Protesters Involved in Feb. 26 Riot Found Not-Guilty of All Charges
Posted on 11/16/2010 3:50:34 PM PST by SmithL
Two protesters involved in the Feb. 26 Southside riot were acquitted of all charges Monday following a short deliberation by jurors.
The defendants - Zachary Miller, an alumnus of UC Berkeley, and Marika Goodrich, a senior at the time of the riot - had been charged with misdemeanors and were arrested during the protest.
Miller had been charged with resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer and attempted removal of a non-firearm weapon from a peace officer, while Goodrich was charged with misdemeanor assault against a peace officer.
According to Goodrich's attorney, John Hamasaki, the jury quickly came back with a decision because they thought the evidence presented over the past two weeks did not support the prosecution's case against the pair.
"I believe that justice was served and I am happy that Marika and Zach can now move forward with their lives," Hamasaki said.
Berkeley Police Department officer Byron White previously testified on Nov. 4 that a group of officers had advanced into the crowd of protesters on the night of the riot and that he used his baton a number of times to strike them, with multiple people ending up on the ground.
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Is there some way the US can secede from Kalifornia?
Just what was this “riot” about? From reading the article, it sounds like the cops were looking to give a good beating to someone. (When cops intentionally leave things out of their reports, I HOPE THE JURY WOULD ACQUIT!!!)