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Case Number: CM-2020-2635
Judge: Tanya Wilson
Court: District Court, Tulsa County, Oklahoma
Plaintiff's Attorney: Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office
Description: Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal law lawyer represented Defendant, charged with:
Count # 1. Count as Filed: OBS, OBSTRUCTING AN OFFICER, in violation of 21 O.S. 540
Date of Offense: 06/20/2020
Party Name Disposition Information
BUCK, SHEILA SHARP Disposed: DISMISSED, 05/15/2023. Judge
Count as Disposed: OBSTRUCTING AN OFFICER(OBS)
Violation of 21 O.S. 540, which provides:
Any person who willfully delays or obstructs any public officer in the discharge or attempt to discharge any duty of his or her office, is guilty of a misdemeanor. Nothing in this section shall preclude a person from recording the activity of law enforcement in a public area, as long as the recording activity does not delay or obstruct the law enforcement agent in his or her duties.
Defendant went to the President Donald Trump's June 2020 campaign rally to protest. She had a trick and arrived wearing a T-shirt that read "I Can't Breath," which was not acceptable to Trump's private security, and was asked to leave.
She knelt to pray and was arrested.
Outcome: 15-2023 DISMISSED
JUDGE TANYA WILSON DEFENDANT PRESENT AND REPRESENTED BY DANIEL SMOLEN. STATE TARA BRITT. CITY OF TULSA BECKY JOHNSON COURT REPORTER CHRISTY SMITH. MOTION HEARING HELD. CITY OF TULSAS MOTION TO QUASH THE SUBPOENA OF CHRISTOPHER RHOADES AND MAYOR BYNUM GRANTED AS TO UNDUE HARDSHIP. CITY OF TULSAS MOTION TO QUASH SUBPOENA FOR AMY BROWN DENIED. CITY OF TULSA WITHDRAWS MOTION AS TO CHIEF WENDALL FRANKLIN AND PAUL FIELDS. STATE'S MOTION IN LIMINE FILED 4-8-22 DENIED. ARGUMENT REGARDING STATE'S MOTION IN LIMINE FILED 5-15-23 HELD. COURT GRANTS MOTION REGARDING AND TESTIMONY PERTAINING TO WHETHER OR NOT THE EVENT ORGANIZERS HAD A PERMIT. STATE ORDERED TO REDACT ANY VIDEO RECORDINGS TO CONFORM WITH THE COURTS ORDER DEFENSE OBJECTION. DEFENSE RAISES IN OPEN COURT ORAL MOTION TO RECUSE TRIAL JUDGE. ARGUMENT HEARD AND MOTION DENIED. DEFENSE MOTION FOR DISMISSAL HEARD. THE MATTER WAS CONTINUED FOR JURY TRIAL FORM 5-1 DUE TO UNAVAILABILITY OF ESSENTIAL WITNESS. THE STATE ASSURES THE COURT THE WITNESS WAS ESSENTIAL AND WOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR THE NEXT JURY SETTING. COURT ADVISES THE STATE THAT IF WITNESS IS NOT AVAILABLE THEN THE COURT WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO DISMISS. THE STATE ADVISED TO COURT THE ESSENTIAL WITNESS IS UNAVAILABLE AND WOULD NOT TESTIFY AS A WITNESS IN CASE. THE COURT HEARS ARGUMENT FROM THE STATE. CASE DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE OVER STATES OBJECTION. STATE ANNOUNCES INTENT TO APPEAL. BOND EXONERATED.