Hello all! David's going to write and/or upload a more detailed review of what happened today, but here's a heads up:
As a quick review, our attorney, Robert Muise, had essentially put in a motion to dismiss the case. In order to be granted that motion, Robert needs to be able to show that there is no basis at all for a case, and that evidence wouldn't matter one way or another; if the prosecuting attorney can show that there is a basis, and that the case needs to be judged off the evidence, then the case will go on.
The judge reviewed the evidence provided by our attorney and by the city in a pretty intense, interview/dialogue form. It went on for around 2 hours (not exactly sure how long). In the end, the judge decided he needs a little more evidence. He wants more defense from the city attorney on the idea that Roger William's claims about Negeen can possibly constitute probable cause for her arrest. And he also wants better audio from us on the policeman's conversation with Negeen after she was arrested (the camcorder was left running and some of what the policeman said to her can be heard.)
None of us know what's going to happen yet; we have to wait and see what the judge says after he gets these last two pieces of evidence. My guess? He's going to dismiss the parts of the case that have to do with "crowd control" and he's not going to dismiss the parts of the case that have to do with Roger Williams.
But we'll see! Keep us in your prayers! Yours in Christ,
***UPDATE*** There's a short review of the hearing in the Detroit News here.