Settlement reached between police, MDI man arrested outdoors Leonard Leo’s residence

A protester who was arrested final yr outdoors Leonard Leo’s summer time residence on Mount Desert Island has reached a settlement with the 2 cops who arrested him.

Eli Durand-McDonnell, 24, was arrested in July 2022 on a cost of disorderly conduct throughout protests outdoors Leo’s residence over Leo’s efforts to have the U.S. Supreme Courtroom overturn federal protections that made abortion authorized.

That misdemeanor cost later was dismissed by Hancock County District Legal professional Robert Granger, who mentioned that the case was a low precedence for his workplace and that prosecutors must “tread very fastidiously” when contemplating whether or not protected political speech crosses the road right into a breach of the peace.