Only 1 Protester Charged Out of More Than 450 Arrested in DTLA Anti-Trump Actions

Out of more than 450 protesters arrested in Los Angeles in last week’s protests against the election of Donald Trump, only one person has been charged, authorities said Wednesday.

Police arrest demonstrators after they shut down the 101 Freeway in L.A. following a rally Nov. 9, 2016, a day after President-elect Donald Trump's election victory. (Credit: RINGO CHIU/AFP/Getty Images)

Police arrest demonstrators after they shut down the 101 Freeway in L.A. following a rally Nov. 9, 2016, a day after President-elect Donald Trump’s election victory. (Credit: RINGO CHIU/AFP/Getty Images)

The one individual being prosecuted was charged with and pleaded guilty to possession of brass knuckles, according to Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.

Two cases were submitted to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office over the downtown L.A. protests, which started the night after the Nov. 8 election, DA’s office spokesman Ricardo Santiago said Wednesday.

One case was declined due to insufficient evidence and prosecutors have asked for further investigation on the other case, Santiago said.

Prosecutors have up to a year from the date of the alleged crime to file charges, Mateljan said.

An estimated 454 people were arrested in protests beginning the night of Wednesday, Nov. 9, and stretching into early Sunday, Nov. 13.

Thousands of protesters march in reaction to the upset election of Republican Donald Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton on Nov.12, 2016 in Los Angeles, (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Thousands of protesters march in reaction to the upset election of Republican Donald Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton on Nov.12, 2016 in Los Angeles, (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

On Saturday, Nov. 12, a massive anti-Trump event brought out some 8,000 people to a march along Wilshire Boulevard from MacArthur Park toward downtown L.A. Only five people were arrested in that incident, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

LAPD Detective Meghan Aguilar said Wednesday that she couldn’t provide final arrest numbers for the nightly protests.

These are the figures that have been previously reported for nighttime and overnight arrests:

The DA’s office prosecutes more serious crimes across the county, while the City Attorney’s Office handles misdemeanor crimes and municipal code violations within Los Angeles.