ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a police officer pulled a jaywalking Occupy Orlando protester to the ground after he failed to obey orders.
The incident happened Monday night as two officers were patrolling Sen. Beth Johnson Park in Orlando where the protesters have been camped out for nearly two months.
The Orlando Sentinel (http://thesent.nl/rWSqBA ) reports 47-year-old Louis Levite was charged with resisting arrest without violence. He was also cited for jaywalking.
According to officer Ashlee Windler's report, Levite was crossing the road when a sergeant told him to stop. When Levite continued walking, the sergeant ordered him to get on the ground. At that point, Sgt. W. Cail pulled him to the ground.
A phone listing for Levite was not available.
Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com
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