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Pastor Vying For Council Seat Acquitted On Charges Stemming From Protest

BALTIMORE (WJZ)--A Baltimore pastor running for city council is acquitted on charges stemming from a protest during hearings in the Freddie Gray case.

Westley West is found not guilty on charges of disturbing the peace and failure to obey law enforcement.

He was previously also charged with inciting riots, destruction of property and other charges.

They were dismissed before the trial.

West was arrested while protesting pre-trial hearings to determine if the trials for six officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray should be moved outside the city.

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