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No charges against officer who shoved protester

DENVER ” Prosecutors say they won’t file charges against a police officer who was videotaped pushing a protester to the ground during the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

District Attorney Mitch Morrissey says 24-year-old Alicia Forrest of Los Angeles disobeyed warnings to back away before Denver police officer Scott Stewart shoved her with his baton and said, “Back up, b—-.”

The incident was videotaped by a Rocky Mountain News photographer.

Morrissey says Forrest grabbed the baton and pushed it away before Stewart pushed her.

Forrest, a member of the group Code Pink, was among 154 people arrested before and during the convention Aug. 25-28. No listed phone number could be found for her, and an after-hours call to Code Pink was not immediately returned.


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