Protesters Object to Prosecution by NYPD Attorneys

, The Associated Press

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Arminta Jeffryes was arrested while protesting police brutality. Then an NYPD lawyer stepped in to prosecute the jaywalking charge against her, in a low-level court that usually has no prosecutors at all. While many similar cases get dismissed without any admission of guilt, Jeffryes' lawyer says the police attorney wouldn't agree to a dismissal unless Jeffryes said her arrest was legitimate, which she contests.

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