Prosecutors withdrew charges against Florida Pastor, For Stay-at-Home Order Violations

Prosecutors have withdrawn charges against the Tampa pastor who insisted and hosted church services during stay-at-home orders to curb the spread of coronavirus, this was in accordance to a statement from Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren's office.

In March, deputies apprehended pastor Rodney Howard-Browne, who continued to hold large church services despite public warnings against large gatherings.

"Since he was arrested, pastor Howard-Browne has keep up a decent social distancing on his church campus while appealing with community leaders in a discourse on best way forward for his church members," the statement revealed. 

The pastor was charged with two second-degree misdemeanors: unlawful gathering and a violation of health emergency rules.


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