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DA Drops Case Vs. Woman Who Taped Cops

Emily Good plans lawsuit
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2011 7:15 PM CDT

(Newser) – Emily Good, the woman who made national headlines after police arrested her while videotaping a traffic stop, scored a victory in court today when the prosecutor dropped the sole misdemeanor charge against her. Good's actions simply didn't meet the definition of police intimidation required under the law, her lawyer claimed in papers filed with the court. The assistant DA agreed, though she tells the Democrat and Chronicle that the move wasn't intended as a slap to police who "put their lives on the line for us every day."

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A police investigation into the actions of arresting officer Mario Masic is under way; city officials say they're looking into possible police harassment of Good's supporters at a meeting in which unusually precise parking tickets were issued. For her part, Good says she's planning a civil suit. “I really believe that this stuff happens every single day," she says. (Read more Emily Good stories.)

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