Hobson wrote that the Criminal Section of the D.C. Attorney General's Office considered the ''Failure to Obey'' charges. ''After carefully examining video and speaking with the officers involved, it was determined that the charge couldn't be maintained,'' she wrote.
''While chained to the fence, the defendant was standing on a ledge - NOT - the sidewalk. As such, he was not blocking pedestrian traffic," Hobson wrote. "Once that was realized, the focus of the investigation shifted to what happened immediately prior to his handcuffing himself (i.e., was he blocking the sidewalk at that time and did an officer ask him to move on). After interviewing law enforcement, it was determined that the defendant had not been asked to move on at that point. Therefore, he could not be prosecuted for any activity prior to the handcuffing either.''
Why were Choi's charges dismissed?