Obstruction charge against Portsmouth school board member dismissed

Lakeesha Atkinson. (WAVY Photo).

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — An obstruction of justice charge against a member of the Portsmouth School Board has been dismissed.

Lakeesha Atkinson was charged for allegedly interfering with an investigation at the Harbor Square Apartments in early September.

Atkinson claimed the charge was “bogus” and that police were trying to intimidate her as a community activist.

The charge against Atkinson was dismissed Wednesday in court.