The Florida Bar is considering sanctions against a lawyer who was arrested in the violent assault on a police training facility in Atlanta on Sunday.
The organization that represents and regulates lawyers in Florida is investigating Thomas Webb Jurgens, a staff attorney for the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center.
Jurgens is among nearly two dozen people arrested on charges of domestic terrorism after an SPLC-led mob attacked Atlanta’s “Cop City” law enforcement training facility on Sunday.
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The SPLC maintains that Jurgens was at the scene as a “legal observer” at what it called a “peaceful” protest.
The supposed protest turned into mob violence as rioters threw fireworks and bricks at police and set construction vehicles on fire, Fox reported.
In a statement, the SPLC complained about the Atlanta police “heavy-handed law enforcement intervention against protesters.”
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Jurgens is licensed to practice law in Florida and Georgia. The Bar told Fox that it could acknowledge the investigation, but declined to comment further, citing the confidentiality of the probe.
The Bar could suspend Jurgens from practicing law in Florida, even if he is acquitted of the domestic terrorism charges, Fox noted.
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