Monday trial of 10 protesters postponed
The first pipeline protester trial scheduled to start Monday morning was postponed after the judge learned that not all 10 defendants had received all the evidence from the prosecutor.
Only one of the nine defense attorneys involved in the case had received about three hours of aerial video and 500-plus photos of the protest site from law enforcement, said Sandra Freeman, who was present during the closed proceeding. Freeman is the criminal case coordinator for the Water Protector Legal Collective, a group that assists Dakota Access Pipeline protesters with their cases.
South Central District Judge Cynthia Feland reset the trial for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, according to the Morton County court clerk's office.