Saturday, October 9, 2010

Bike Thrower Gets Probation for G20 Charges

A Pittsburgh woman charged with throwing her bicycle at police during the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh in September 2009 will enter a program for first time offenders and have her record expunged if she meets the conditions of the program.
24 year old Lauren Wasson of Mount Washington was originally charged with aggravated assault. She was recorded on Pittsburgh TV news video throwing her bike. The charge was reduced to simple assault to allow her to enter the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program, which does not require her to plead guilty to any charges. However, she must serve 9 months probation without incident, complete community service and pay court costs.
Her attorney says Wasson was not a protester but was biking home when she was caught up by police who were rounding up G20 protesters in Oakland.

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