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Fani Willis (Photo by: John Disney/ALM) and Park Cannon. Courtesy Photo Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (left) and state Rep. Park Cannon, D-Atlanta. (Photos: John Disney/ALM and Courtesy)

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has the next move in the legal drama of Rep. Park Cannon, the 29-year-old Black woman lawmaker arrested by white police officers for knocking on Gov. Brian Kemp’s office door last week while he was signing into law new voting restrictions being challenged by civil rights activists and groups representing people of color.

“To be clear, when it is reported that Rep. Cannon has been charged, that refers only to the arrest warrants signed by a State Patrol officer. She has not been charged with a crime via accusation or indictment by the DA’s office,” a spokesman for Willis told the Daily Report. “The DA’s office has asked the State Patrol for the relevant information regarding the arrest and is awaiting it to make an evaluation.”

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Katheryn Tucker

Katheryn Hayes Tucker is an Atlanta-based reporter covering legal news for the Daily Report and other ALM publications.

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