SLO County District Attorney’s Office seeks gag order against Tianna Arta, co-defendants in BLM protest case

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SLO County District Attorney's Office seeks gag order against Tianna Arta, co-defendants in BLM protest case

The San Luis Obispo District Attorney’s Office is moving to gag the seven co-defendants who were charged with protesting Black Lives Matter last summer.

Court documents forwarded to KSBY state that the prosecutor’s office and several defense lawyers recently “summarized” their “inflammatory” statements about the Attorney General, District Attorney Dan Dow and the District Court system.

The office referred to some of our stories on the case and podcasts interviewing lawyers involved in the case.

The DA office says a gag order is required to ensure a fair trial by an impartial jury.

In this case, a gag order has already been issued prohibiting the San Luis Obispo Police Department and the SLO CHP office from making any statements in this regard.

The document appears to be discussed on April 9, when the seven defendants are due back in court.

We asked the prosecutor for a comment and received no response.

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