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02/28/2013 03:12 pm ET Updated Apr 30, 2013

Brooklyn Court Dismisses NYPD Stop-And-Frisk Protest Charges

A Brooklyn judge was apparently none too impressed by the prosecution's arguments in a trial of four men who were arrested while protesting the NYPD's controversial stop-and-frisk policy, including "The Wire" actor Gbenga Akinnagbe.

According to the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, Judge Evelyn Laporte dismissed the charges against all four after two days of testimony from four cops. She was not swayed by the prosecution's argument that the protestors blocked ordinary citizens from walking into a precinct house in Brownsville, Brooklyn by standing on a sidewalk during the height of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations.

Six more defendants are scheduled to go on trial on March 12 for the same alleged violation, and it's likely the judge's decision in this case will make it easier for them to avoid conviction.

For more background on the case, read a piece I wrote earlier this month about it.

WATCH Gbenga Akinnagbe on HuffPost Live: