My Fox Austin
September 1, 2012

A group of protestors were charged with a felony because they linked their arms with a device called a “lockbox”. They claim Austin Police helped them make it and now they want charges to be dropped.

Dave Cortez, an Austin Occupier claims he had interaction with one of the undercover officers.

“Supplying and encouraging these folks in Houston to be more aggressive with their actions,” said Cortez. “This man would attend our meetings pull me aside and say we need to do more aggressive actions which he encourage the folks to do in Houston.”

Austin Police confirmed Friday undercover officers infiltrated the group to gain intelligence about plans of breaking the law.

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