Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Ferguson Activist Gets Probation in I-70 Highway Shutdown

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Ferguson Activist Gets Probation in I-70 Highway Shutdown

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CLAYTON * An activist in the Ferguson protest movement, Brittany Ferrell, withdrew her guilty plea to charges in connection with a shutdown of Interstate 70, then pleaded guilty again.

Ferrell, of St. Louis, was charged with felony property damage, trespass and peace disturbance, stemming from an attack on an SUV driver who attempted to push past Ferrell and other demonstrators blocking Interstate 70 in Earth City.

Ferrell reached an agreement with prosecutors and was given suspended sentences on each of the charges. She was placed on probation for five years, ordered to have no contact with the victim or victim's family, and to pay restitution of $5,050. She paid $1,000 toward restitution on Friday.

If she successfully completes her probation, Ferrell's record will be cleared.

Charges against activist Alexis Templeton, in connection with the same event, are still pending. …

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