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Charges Against Ypsi Activist Anthony Morgan Dropped

Sep 10, 2015

Ypsilanti has dropped charges against a community activist.

Prosecutors had charged Ypsilanti resident Anthony Morgan with interfering with police and disturbing the peace after he was arrested during a vigil for the victims of the Charleston church shooting in June. Morgan, who is black, was the only person arrested by police out of the dozens who attended.

Denise Heberle is a Ann Arbor civil rights attorney representing Morgan. She says he's a vital part of the Ypsilanti community. 

“ He’s developed after school programs, he coaches girls’ basketball. He’s shown in all sorts of ways that he cares about people of color in Ypsilanti." 

A full report on policing practices in Ypsilanti will be made public on September 14th.

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— Amanda LeClaire is the Ypsilanti beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact her at 734.487.3363 or email her studio@wemu.org