DETROIT (AP) — Criminal charges were dismissed against a Detroit mother accused of firing a shot at police and keeping them at bay outside her home for 12 hours when they tried to remove her 13-year-old daughter.
Judge Ronald Giles dismissed the charges Monday following a preliminary examination in 36th District Court.
Maryanne Godboldo had been charged with discharging a weapon, felonious assault, resisting and obstructing an officer, and using a firearm during a felony.
An order given to Detroit police on March 24 to remove Godboldo's physically impaired daughter, Ariana, was invalid, according to Giles, who also determined there was insufficient evidence to prove a gun was fired at officers.
The Wayne County prosecutor's office said it will appeal.
Godboldo is pleased with Giles' decision, but she's "still very afraid," defense attorney Allison Folmar said.
"They were wrong in obtaining this order," Folmar said of the order given by Child Protective Services to police. "Maryanne is very suspicious of the state and what they'll try to do."