Case # 18NM07368

Date: May 15, 2018

MASKED PROTESTOR CHARGED WITH ILLEGALLY POSSESSING TEAR GAS AT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERISTY, FULLERTON MILO YIANNOPOULOS SPEAKING EVENT

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A masked protestor was charged with illegally possessing tear gas outside of a Milo Yiannopoulos speaking event at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF).

Defendant

Charges

Maximum Sentence

Court Date

Rhapsody Elle Johnson, 24, Los Angeles

Charged on May 15, 2018, with:

  • One misdemeanor count of felon in possession of tear gas

One year in county jail

Arraignment

June 12, 2018, 8:30 a.m.

Department N-8, North Justice Center, Fullerton

Circumstances of the Case

  • On Oct. 31, 2017, a large group gathered at CSUF to protest guest speaker Milo Yiannopoulos on campus.
  • Johnson is accused of possessing pepper spray at the protest outside of the venue, which she attended dressed in tactical gear, including a helmet.
  • CSUF Police arrested Johnson during the protest and investigated the case.

Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Devin Campbell, Special Prosecutions Unit

 



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