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Criminal cases closed against racial injustice protesters

June 4, 2021 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Court records show all criminal cases have been closed against people arrested while protesting in Las Vegas last summer over racial injustice and policing.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported the final four cases were dismissed this week after the Clark County District Attorney declined to prosecute.

Jail records show 240 people were arrested and accused of failing to disperse or provoking a breach of peace during the protests between late May and early October.

Hundreds were never charged after their arrest. At least one person who was charged pleaded no contest to the crime of resisting a public officer on the condition that the person’s case would be dismissed if they avoid further trouble with the law for six months.

The district attorney’s office did not respond to a request for comment.