Attorney: Phoenix Protesters Released, Given Same 'Copy-And-Paste' Evidence

By Greg Hahne
Published: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 5:43pm
Updated: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 12:15pm
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Many local protesters have been released from custody after being arrested without probable cause over the weekend.

Over 100 demonstrators were arrested during protests Saturday night in Phoenix.

Defense attorney Armando Nava is representing a group of those arrested. He says most of the cases were submitted with the same “copy-and-paste” evidence. He said most of the demonstrators didn’t know what they were being charged with, and their names were left off of statements.

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He says most of those arrested have been released.

Sunday night brought some different complications with the curfew though. Curfew violations are misdemeanors, which courts handle differently from felony arrests.

More than 200 demonstrators were arrested Sunday.

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