Federal prosecutors on Friday moved to drop the remaining cases against people arrested in Washington while protesting during President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump defends indicted GOP congressman House to vote Thursday on holding Bannon in contempt Youngkin calls for investigation into Loudoun County School Board amid sexual assault allegations MORE’s inauguration.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in D.C. requested that the 38 cases in D.C. Superior Court be dismissed after failing to get any convictions in trial.
“In light of the results in the cases brought to trial, however, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has now moved to dismiss charges against the 38 remaining defendants in this matter,” the office said in a statement.
BREAKING: The US attorney's office in DC is dismissing all remaining Inauguration Day mass arrest cases. The government had been unable to secure any convictions at trial so far; there were 38 cases left.— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) July 6, 2018
Statement from the US attorney's office: pic.twitter.com/ikySuzE65s
Twenty-one people have pleaded guilty to charges for protesting that day according to federal prosecutors, including one person who pleaded guilty to felony charges.
More than 200 people were arrested during the Inauguration Day protests, with charges ranging from conspiracy to engage in a riot to destruction of property.
A judge dismissed felony charges for 10 protesters in May after finding that prosecutors had withheld evidence favorable to the defendants.
Federal prosecutors had also dropped charges in January for more than 100 of the arrested protesters.