Arizona college police ask county attorney for misdemeanor charges for activists who stalked Sinema

Earlier this month a group of immigration reform activists disrupted an ASU class taught by Senator Sinema before following her into a campus bathroom and recording the encounter
Arizona GOP Rep. Krysten Sinema in Washington, D.C. Dec. 4, 2013
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The Arizona State University Police Department has asked the Maricopa County Attorney's Office to file charges against four people for misdemeanors following an incident in which they recorded themselves interrupting a class taught by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, then following her into a campus bathroom.

Earlier this month, activists with a group called Living United for Change in Arizona, an immigration reform advocacy group, stood outside the Democratic lawmaker's classroom before following her into a bathroom when she walked past them. 

The senator later called the protest "unlawful" and "not legitimate" given that the protestors had deceptively broken into a "locked, secure building." 

President Biden the following day said the protest tactics were inappropriate but "part of the process" for politicians who are not surrounded by Secret Service. 

All four protestors are suspected of disorderly conduct and disruption of an education institution, which amount to misdemeanor charges. Though recording someone in a bathroom is also illegal, any charges related to that behavior have not been made public.