Of the 41 arrestees, a Capitol Police spokeswoman said that 25 chose to “post and forfeit” — that is, post $50 collateral and forfeit their right to a court date. But 15 chose to go to court. (Another person, activist Billie Day, had to be taken to the hospital Monday night and was not fully processed.)
A spokeswoman for Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) said that Gray is not among those who will be going to court, sparing the government a crisis of sorts. The crimes, as misdemeanors, are prosecuted by the District’s attorney general. The acting AG, Irvin B. Nathan, was appointed by Gray. Had he challenged his arrest in court, Nathan would probably have had to seek appointment of a special counsel to avoid the appearance of a conflict.
As for the six D.C. Council members that were arrested, Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) said yesterday that all chose to forfeit their right to a day in court.
A full list of arrestees, partially annotated, is after the jump
Michael Brown — D.C. Council member (I-At Large)
Kusame Brown [sic] — actually D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown (D)
Vincent Gray — mayor of the District of Columbia
Jack Evans — activist, not the D.C. Council member
Eugene Kinlow — outreach director, D.C. Vote
Deborah Shore — executive director, Sasha Bruce Youthwork
Patricia Vrandenburg — board member, D.C. Vote
Yvette Alexander — D.C. Council member (D-Ward 7)
Anise Jenkins — activist, Stand Up! for Democracy in D.C.
Muriel Bowser — D.C. Council member (D-Ward 4)
Joseph Martin Perta — board member, D.C. Vote
Adam Maier — chief of staff to D.C. Council member Sekou Biddle
Ilir Zherka — executive director, D.C. Vote
Sekou Biddle — D.C. Council member (D-At Large)
Jeffrey Richardson — director, Mayor’s Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs
Daniel Solomon — board member, D.C. Vote
George Marion Jr.
John Klenert — former board member, D.C. Vote
Michael Panetta — “shadow” U.S. Representative
Bruce Spiva — former board chairman, D.C. Vote
Thomas Wells— D.C. Council member (D-Ward 6)