10 cleared of charges in Tate-Brown police shooting protest

Ten people arrested during a Lawncrest town-hall meeting that turned physical over a fatal police shooting have been acquitted of disorderly conduct.

A municipal judge reached the verdict Wednesday after reviewing a video of the March meeting and hearing testimony from a police officer and a community activist.

The group protested the district attorney’s decision not to file charges against two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Brandon Tate-Brown in December.

Police said the motorist was reaching back into his rental car for a loaded pistol when an officer shot and killed him during an early morning traffic stop.

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