Zombie’s Denver Report Helps Clear Cop
You may remember Zombie’s report from the Denver Democratic Convention, covering an incident in which Code Pink was trying to claim police brutality: Zombie: Anatomy of a Video - Democratic Convention 2008.
Today the Denver district attorney announced that no charges will be filed against the police officer involved: Cop who shoved DNC protester to the ground cleared by Denver DA.
The district attorney’s office will not file charges against a Denver police officer who was videotaped shoving an activist to the ground at a protest during the Democratic National Convention last month.
On Aug. 26, CodePink activist Alicia Forrest, 24, and several others were asking police officers why they were arresting another protester outside Civic Center. Forrest said at the time that Officer Scott Stewart poked her twice with his riot baton. Stewart then pushed her with the long side of the stick once before yelling “back up, b——” and shoving her hard to the ground, where she lands with a scream and a loud smack. The final blow was captured by a Rocky videographer.
“A thorough review of all the evidence compels the conclusion that a woman failed to comply with repeated lawful police orders to move back,” said Lynn Kimbrough, spokeswoman for the Denver DA’s office.
“She then grabbed an officer’s baton, pushing it away. The officer pushed back, using the baton, and the woman fell to the ground. She was not injured. It was these facts that were considered in the decision.”