State Rep. Ron Reynolds to Hold Press Conference and Speak Out Against Criminal Justice System Injustices Following Court Case Dismissal
Jo-Carolyn Goode | 11/11/2014, 5 p.m.
MISSOURI CITY, TX (Nov. 11, 2014) – On Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, a Montgomery County judge overturned six counts of misdemeanor solicitation of professional employment of State Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Ft. Bend HD 27), after the only African-American juror in the case said that her decision was swayed by outside influences. The same jury also found Rep. Reynolds not guilty of the initial 11 counts of felony barratry charges. The case will go to trial again on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.
“I have maintained my innocence throughout these proceedings,” said Rep. Reynolds. “I was duly elected by citizens of District 27 with nearly 70 percent of the vote. I will not allow injustices perpetuated by a few negate the vote of many.”
Rep. Reynolds invites the media and community at-large to a press conference where he and his attorneys will share details on how this experience has impacted and strengthened his resolve to fight for the rights of individuals who have been falsely accused within the criminal justice system.
What: Press conference hosted by Ron Reynolds
When: Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
Time: 1 p.m. CST
Where: Fort Bend County Justice Center, 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond, TX 77469 (outdoors)
Who: State Rep. Ron Reynolds, Attorney Vivian King, Minister Robert Muhammad, Minister Quannell X, Doc Holiday (President of the Missouri City NAACP) and members of the community
Why: State Rep. Ron Reynolds statement and Q&A
For more information, visit www.ronreynolds.org/