The Daily Collegian reports that charges of failure to disperse and disorderly conduct have been refiled against Michael Felletter, the student photographer who was accused of “taking photographs that would excite the crowd and encourage destructive behavior” after taking photographs on assignment at a riot following an Ohio State football game. The charges were dropped last week only to be refiled on Wednesday. Felletter will be represented by State College attorney Andrew Shubin, who took the case pro bono on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union. The Daily Collegian reports:
Withdrawing charges just to refile them is “atypical,” Shubin said. The prosecution’s actions were “tactical so that they could have more time.”
We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.