Georgia district attorney won't prosecute state legislator arrested for interrupting election bill signing


A Georgia district attorney will not pursue charges against a state legislator arrested for knocking on the governor’s door during a signing ceremony for a controversial voting bill.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis considers the matter of Rep. Park Cannon’s March 25 arrest closed after conducting multiple interviews with people involved in the incident.

“After reviewing all of the evidence, I have decided to close this matter. It will not be presented to a grand jury for consideration of indictment, and it is now closed,” she said on Wednesday. “While some of Representative Cannon’s colleagues and the police officers involved may have found her behavior annoying, such sentiment does not justify a presentment to a grand jury of the allegations in the arrest warrants or any other felony charges.”

After repeatedly not following officers' orders to stop knocking on the door to the governor's office inside the state Capitol last month, Cannon was arrested and taken away in handcuffs. She was charged with obstruction of law enforcement and preventing or disrupting the General Assembly and was later released on a $6,000 signature bond.

“Facts and evidence show that Park Cannon committed no crime and should never have been arrested. We are weighing our next legal options," Gerald Griggs, Cannon's attorney, said on social media following Willis's announcement.

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