Ron Mason called the Clerk of Court this morning. No charges have been filed. She told Mason he had been exonerated and his bail money would be returned.
Therefore the investigation is over. The case is over. ISN'T IT?
It appears not.
The City Attorney's Office says they have a year to investigate the case no matter what the court does. The District Attorney has recommended the charges be downgraded to a misdemeanor. Of course, he had been charged with a felony.
Of course no one can talk to Deputy City Attorney Don Cocek, prosecutor in this case, as he is always away for the holidays or whatever even though he is in his office.
What happened to a speedy trial?
Guess the City thinks it is entitled to take multiple whacks at Ron (or you for that matter). Arrest Mason, charge him, fail to show at arraignment, fail to file papers with the court for 16 days afterwards, have the case exonerated, then do it all over again whenever they want. Over and over and over. In the meantime, Boks need say nothing about the cats held as evidence including how many are left alive and where they are located.