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Charges dropped against Lt. Dan Choi, Capt. James Pietrangelo II for two White House protests

WASHINGTON – Lt. Dan Choi said today via Twitter that all charges have been dropped against the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” protesters who were arrested after handcuffing themselves to a White House fence.

“Victory for truth today! Government drops case against us,” Choi tweeted.

Choi and Capt. James Pietrangelo II, a gay man who had served in the Army, were among those who chained themselves to the fence on two occasions in March and April.

The attorney for Choi has subpoenaed President Barack Obama to testify in the case, but the document was not served.

The two officers were each charged with two counts of failure to obey a lawful order. They were to face a nonjury trial on both charges, which are considered minor and using result in a fine without jail time. Both men, however, were jailed overnight after both arrests.