November 23, 2018 Judge Haskell dismisses Felony and misdemeanor charges against Water Protector

The Court set the trial of Brian Okeefe for November 27, 2018. In an attempt to continue the trial, the state’s attorney’s office filed a motion to continue the trial on November 16, 2018, claiming that an “essential witness” (unnamed) had an “unresolved conflict” (unspecified. Attorney Power immediately replied that the trial had been set since July 2018, that she and her client had non-refundable tickets, and that the motion lacked specificity. On November 21, the state’s attorney moved to dismiss the case and on Friday, North Dakota Judge Haskell granted the request. Another water protector wins his case.