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BREAKING NEWS: L.A. City Attorney Agrees to Drop Charges Dr. Melina Abdullah
By Sentinel News Wire
Published February 7, 2019

According to Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles officials agreed Thursday to drop all criminal charges against one of the city’s most visible Black Lives Matter organizers as part of a negotiated arrangement, after hundreds of activists filed petitions, filled courtrooms and led rallies in recent weeks accusing prosecutors and police of using the charges to silence a critical voice.

Dr. Melina Abdullah, co-founder of Black Lives Matter-LA ( LA Sentinel/ Xavier Higgs)

Melina Abdullah, a Cal State L.A. professor who often speaks out against Los Angeles Police Department policies, was facing charges of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest, as well as multiple counts of disturbing a public meeting and unlawful assembly in connection with incidents that took place during the often-contentious gatherings of the city’s civilian Police Commission in 2017 and 2018.

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