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Judge Dismisses Charge against Pro-Life Investigator David Daleiden

Ben Johnson : Jun 14, 2016  LifeSiteNews

"The dismissal of the first indictment [on Monday] sends a strong message to Planned Parenthood and their political cronies that colluding to suppress the First Amendment rights of citizen journalists will never work."

(Houston, TX)[LifeSiteNews] Houston prosecutors have dropped one of the two charges faced by pro-life investigator David Daleiden, stemming from his investigation of Planned Parenthood. (Photo via LifeSiteNews)

County Court at Law Judge Diane Bull threw out a misdemeanor count of trafficking in human organs.

"Judge Diane Bull's swift dismissal of the bogus charge against CMP founder David Daleiden of trafficking human organs is the latest confirmation that the indictments from a runaway grand jury in Houston were a politically motivated sham all along," the Center for Medical Progress said in a statement.

"The dismissal of the first indictment [on Monday] sends a strong message to Planned Parenthood and their political cronies that colluding to suppress the First Amendment rights of citizen journalists will never work."

Daleiden and his fellow investigator, Sandra Merritt, offered officials at the Houston-based Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (PPGC) money in exchange for human organs while posing as buyers for the fictitious human biologics company Biomax.

Judge Bull ruled yesterday that the indictment, returned by the Harris County Grand Jury on January 25, did not address an exception in the law. Since it did not conform to all necessary guidelines, she dismissed it.

Daleiden still faces charges of tampering with a government document, for using a false driver's license listing his name as "Robert Sarkis," to gain access to PPGC facilities.

If convicted, he and Merritt could face...

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