Though there were Occupiers who gave accounts of police brutality during the raid, Marini didn't see any with his own eyes. “I didn't feel like my rights were violated,” he said.
ORIGINAL POST DEC. 2, 3:31 P.M.: The Weekly has just spoken with the girlfriend of one of the four Santa Ana Occupiers being held by the Los Angeles Police Department since Tuesday morning. According to Allyson Crosby, her boyfriend Massimo Marini, who was arrested in the early-morning raid on the Occupy LA encampment, has been released from custody and the charges against him dropped. Another Occupier, Edith Gonzalez was released earlier today. Two other arrestees, Jedediah Poole and Nicholas Dorsey are still believed to be in custody.
LAPD Spokesman Richard French told the Weekly he didn't know exactly how many protesters have been released at this point, but said the figure he received last night was 50. French said all arraignments and adjudications for those involved in Tuesday's event were expected to be completed by the end of the day today. We are currently waiting to hear from the Santa Ana jail birds and will be providing updates as soon as possible. Stay tuned.