Fourteen months later, journalist indicted for recording GOP rally in Dawson County

More than 14 months after a public GOP rally at Burt’s Pumpkin Farm in north Georgia, one that featured Gov. Nathan Deal and a host of other Republican dignitaries, a video journalist who recorded the proceedings has been indicted for not pausing her camera. From the Dawson News:

The indictment handed down by a Dawson County Grand Jury shows Nydia Pinzon Tisdale, 52, is now facing a third charge in connection with her Aug. 23, 2014 arrest.

Initially booked on felony obstruction of officer and misdemeanor criminal trespass charges, authorities have also added misdemeanor obstruction of officer to the counts against her.

"I'm proud to see this case being presented to the grand jury and allowing our court system to work as it was designed," said Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle. "I appreciate the citizens who sat on this grand jury, listening to all the evidence and bringing forth a true bill.

One has to wonder if the timely – timeless? -- indictment might have something to do with the fact that Tisdale has served notice that she intends to file a $550,000 lawsuit against the Dawson County Sheriff's Office and Dawson County Board of Commissioners. Click here for a bit of history.

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Jim Galloway
Jim Galloway
Jim Galloway is a three-decade veteran of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution who writes the Political Insider blog and column.
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