Mon October 17, 2011
Lawyer For Occupy Cincinnati Protests To Combine Cases Over Police Citations
An attorney for Occupy Cincinnati protesters facing trial over police citations says a delay will be requested so the cases can be combined. Geoffrey Miller tells The Cincinnati Enquirer that a mass trial, drawing potentially hundreds of people to court, would have more punch. The newspaper reports the first trials are scheduled for Thursday.
For more than a week, police have been ticketing demonstrators who've refused to leave a downtown Cincinnati park at its nighttime closing. About 200 citations have been written, each carrying a $105 fine.
Organizers say they'll stay in Piatt Park until there's fundamental change in the U.S.