OAKLAND -- A state appeals court says that an Occupy Oakland protester convicted of assaulting a police officer must continue to stay out of downtown Oakland while on probation.
Cameron Rose, 49, was sentenced to five years probation in 2012 after an Alameda County jury acquitted him of felony charges and convicted him of a misdemeanor for striking Oakland police Patrick Gerrans with a metal folding chair during a demonstration at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza on Dec. 30, 2011.
Rose appealed the conviction and sentence, arguing that his order to stay-away from the downtown area that includes city hall and the plaza violates his constitutional right to engage in political activism.
The First District Court of Appeal last week rejected that argument, but did order a hearing related to Rose's motions to obtain personnel records of the officers involved in his arrest.
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