Update: Man Charged In Occupy Lincoln Protest Not Guilty

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A man arrested for trying to retrieve his backpack as police worked to clear Occupy Lincoln protesters last spring has been found not guilty of failing to comply with a lawful order.

A Lancaster County judge found 22-year-old Jeffrey Eggerss of Lincoln not guilty.

Eggerss was charged with the misdemeanor after police ushered him and two others off of Centennial Mall on May 2nd. Eggerss says an officer told him to leave the area in which he was standing. He says when he went to pick up a backpack filled with water and snacks, he was arrested.

The judge ruled that he could not find beyond a reasonable doubt that Eggerss had refused to comply with a lawful order.

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