By Canadian press

April 7, 2021, 10:51 a.m.

ATLANTA – An Atlanta prosecutor said Wednesday that she will not bring charges against a Georgia state lawmaker arrested while protesting the state’s sweeping new electoral law.

“After reviewing all of the evidence, I have decided to close this matter,” Fulton District Attorney Fani Willis said in a statement emailed. “It’s not going to be put on a grand jury to consider, and it’s now closed.”

Rep. Park Cannon, a Democrat from Atlanta, was arrested on March 25 after knocking on the door of Republican Governor Brian Kemp’s office while he was speaking on live television about the electoral law he had just signed. The police charged them with obstructing law enforcement and disrupting the General Assembly. She was released from prison later that evening.

“While some Representative Cannon colleagues and the police officers involved may have found their behavior disruptive, such a feeling does not warrant presenting the warrant allegations or other crimes to a grand jury,” Willis said.