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December 14, 2012 Occupy Atlanta Legal Committee

MAYOR  OF  ATLANTA  AND  CHIEF  OF  POLICE  SUBPEONAED  TO  TESTIFY  BY  OCCUPY  ATLANTA  LEGAL   TEAM  FOR  OCCUPY  TRIAL  BEGINNING  MONDAY,  DECEMBER  17th       DECEMBER  14,  2012  ATLANTA,  GEORGIA  –  Yesterday,  Attorneys  for  Occupy  Atlanta,  served  subpoenas   on  Atlanta  Mayor,  Kasim  Reed,  Atlanta  Chief  of  Police,  George  Turner,  and  3  other  high  level  officials  in   the  police  department  and  city  hall  to  testify  in  the  Occupy  Atlanta  trial  set  to  begin  Monday,  December   17th  at  the  Atlanta  Municipal  Court.    The  Occupy  Atlanta  protestors  were  arrested  on  October  25th  for   remaining  in  Woodruff  Park  after  Mayor  Reed  rescinded  an  executive  order  allowing  them  to  remain  in   the  park  after  closing  hours.           Over  a  dozen  volunteer  attorneys  for  Occupy  Atlanta  have  been  filing  and  arguing  motions  for  more   than  a  year  in  preparation  for  Monday’s  scheduled  trial  before  the  Honorable  Crystal  Gaines.    The   Mayor,  Chief  of  Police,  and  other  officials  have  been  subpoenaed  to  testify  so  they  can  be  questioned   about  the  basis  for  evicting  the  Occupy  protestors  from  the  park.    The  trial  is  expected  to  last  a  week   with  over  80  defendants  and  50  officers  scheduled  to  testify.  
  For  more  information  please  contact:     Attorney   Mawuli  Davis,  Esq   Davis  Bozeman  Law  Firm,  PC   Phone:  (404)  244-­‐2004   mdavis@davisbozemanlaw.com     Arrestees   William  Marshall     770-­‐906-­‐4246   mrbweave@gmail.com     Amy  Barnes   678-­‐337-­‐8667   abarnes@oldcity.ws  

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