State Attorney drops charges against 48 protesters

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Just under two weeks since protests over George Floyd’s death in police custody led to dozens of arrests, the State Attorney’s Office has dropped criminal charges against 48 people.

“This office has reviewed the arrest and booking reports for each incident. This office has also viewed the applicable law, and a number of videos taken over the course of the day, including drone/aerial video from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Based upon the law, the facts, and the circumstances involved, this office declines to file charges on each of the cases”, said State Attorney Melissa Nelson in a statement.

The 48 people had been arrested for unlawful assembly/resisting without violence.