No Charges in Downtown Truck Incident During Protests – Tallahassee Reports

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State Lawyer Jack Campbell has made the choice to not cost the motive force of a purple truck that was concerned in an altercation with protesters in downtown Tallahassee on Might 30.

Campbell known as the motion by the motive force a “cheap use of drive” and acknowledged {that a} protester was punching somebody in the truck earlier than the truck moved by means of the protesters. Protestors had surrounded the car on Monroe Road.

As well as, Campbell stated {that a} protestor concerned in incident acknowledged he didn’t consider the motive force supposed to hit him.

Different components famous by Campbell:

“Though the Tallahassee Police Division supplied to help protest organizers by blockading a secure space for the occasion, these protesters selected to not make the most of that service. Consequently, there have been no visitors management gadgets or different security measures in place on the time of the incident.”

“In assessing whether or not the drive [the driver] used was cheap, there isn’t a proof that [the driver] particularly aimed the truck at individuals or supposed to hurt anybody. On the contrary, he navigated the group in such a manner that only a few minor accidents had been sustained.”

Preliminary reviews of the incident had been based mostly on a video that appeared to point the motive force intentionally drove by means of a crowd of protestors with out provocation. Nevertheless, different movies, together with one printed by Tallahassee Reports, confirmed a protester punching by means of the passenger facet window of the truck earlier than the truck started transferring ahead.

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