But an attorney for the NAACP said it wasn't possible for that many party-goers to possess the same marijuana. Attorney Gerald Griggs also said officers searched the home illegally, which police disputed. Griggs and Greene met several times, along with other NAACP leaders, to discuss the charges.
“She was very thoughtful, very open and transparent, and she did what any officer of the law is supposed to do,” Griggs said. “I salute her for listening to the system.”
Greene declined to discuss the case Friday afternoon because one investigation remains open, she said. Though Griggs praised the DA for her swift review of the cases, he said the arrests violated party-goers’ Fourth Amendment rights. The Fourth Amendment protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures of property.
“As the NAACP, we are happy that the judicial system, after it was prodded, started to work effectively towards the ends of justice,” Griggs said.
Griggs said he will continue to monitor the case to determine whether legal action should be taken for the alleged civil rights violations.
“It’s definitely not over by a long shot,” he said.