MARIETTA, GEORGIA — The Cobb County State Court of Georgia has released a judicial order regarding the Disorderly Conduct trial of Amy Barnes.
UPDATE: A lawsuit was filed on March 31, 2014, against Cobb County (CASE #: 1:14-cv-948).
Download it here: barnes_12m3361_Order04262013_ocr
The Disorderly Conduct case revolved around these facts:
(1) Barnes was riding down the sidewalk and did not stop;
(2) The offensive statements of were not made in a direct confrontational (read: face-to-face) manner.
(3) The statements did not cause any public disruption.
The Court considered the facts and granted victory – and vindication – to Defendant Amy Elizabeth Barnes, who was arrested on April 8, 2012 for Disorderly Conduct.
Here are two blog posts from the Counts Law Group website related to this case:
1. Appeals Court says middle finger to cop is not Disorderly Conduct:
2. Cobb County woman vindicated after wrongful arrest for comments to police:
For additional news coverage of this case:
- WSB-TV — Cyclist arrested for cursing police, plans on filing lawsuit:
- LegalJuice — Maybe If Police Officers Read Legal Juice, This Wouldn’t Keep Happening!
- FoxNews Atlanta — Georgia woman arrested for profanity:
- GANewsDaily — Cobb woman Amy Barnes fights cursing arrest:
- The Atlanta Injury News Blog — Woman Swears at Cops in Front of Teens: Freedom of Speech?:
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