Charges to be dropped against Ferguson Commission member

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(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis prosecutors have agreed to drop charges against a member of the Ferguson Commission and another protester if they complete a diversion program.

Rasheen Aldridge Jr. was among a group of activists who met with President Obama at the White House in December. Aldridge was among demonstrators charged later with misdemeanor assault stemming from a protest at St. Louis City Hall over a grand jury’s decision to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in Michael Brown’s death.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that prosecutors and Jerryl Christmas, lawyer for Aldridge and Zachary Chasnoff, said charges would be dropped Thursday and could be refiled if either man is arrested in the next six months.

The two have to complete a diversion program, including 20 hours of community service.

Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch