APD drops August charges against Antonio Buehler

Antonio Buehler with the Peaceful Streets Project. (Courtesy: Peaceful Streets Project)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department is dropping the most recent charges against Peaceful Streets Project founder Antonio Buehler.

In the early morning hours of Sunday, Aug. 2, police say Buehler was explained the tolerance of a safe distance, warned verbally and directed by hand movements. Buehler did not comply with warnings given and was subsequently arrested for Interfering with Public Duties, Class B Misdemeanor, Resisting Arrest, Class A Misdemeanor.

Although the Travis County Attorney’s Office believes APD had probable cause to arrest Buehler, they do not believe they can prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Travis County Attorney says they are working with the Peaceful Streets Project to they have a clear understanding of the county’s interpretation of the law.

According to arrest records, Buehler has previously been arrested two times for Interference with Public Duties and once for Resisting Arrest, Search, or Transport. All of these charges were dismissed.

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