Friendlyjordies producer Kristo Langker is a free man after police withdrew all charges yesterday.
The 21 year old had been accused by the NSW Fixated Persons Unit of stalking and intimidating former Deputy Premier John Barilaro.
Mr Langker’s lawyer Mark Davis said the four charges against his client were entirely inappropriate for something ‘utterly trivial’, and had damaged Mr Langker’s reputation.
Videos of the interactions between Kristo Langker and John Barilaro, as well as Langker’s bungled arrest by the Fixated Persons Unit, became crucial evidence in the case, which follows the (since abandoned) defamation case brought by John Barilaro against Jordan Shanks, aka Friendly Jordies.
Police argued late last year that YouTube videos about the case were ‘interfering with the administration of justice’, but the court did not accept this argument.
Yesterday, police were ordered to pay Mr Langker’s legal costs, amounting to $12,000.
Friendlyjordies has released a new video on YouTube about the matter: