Riverside Superior Judge Daniel Ottolia dismissed a case brought by two Black Lives Matters activists who were arrested after protesting in front of San Bernardino Superior Court on July 31, 2020.
Ottolia’s April 5 ruling found that the court order prohibiting protests around the courthouse was content neutral and a valid exercise of the authority of the presiding judge.
The court and the plaintiff’s attorney have not yet responded to our requests for comment.
Kelly Lorenz and Alykhan Popat were protesting against the prosecution of Lawrence Bender, a Black man shot by a Rialto police officer, according to their complaint.
The court has in place a