July 1, 2013
The man accused of vandalism for drawing with chalk outside banks has been found not guilty on all charges.
A jury returned its verdict in the case against Jeff Olson Monday.
The city charged Olson with vandalism after writing anti-Wall Street messages in chalk on public sidewalks and streets in front of a bank.
Olson’s supporters staged a “Chalk-u-py” protest last Saturday. They wrote messages of support in sidewalk chalk outside the Hall of Justice.