Two Virginia law enforcement officials now face extra misdemeanors stemming from their actions throughout Could protests towards police brutality and racial injustice
RICHMOND, Va. — Two Virginia law enforcement officials face extra misdemeanor prices associated to their actions throughout Could protests towards police brutality and racial injustice.
Richmond police detectives Mark Janowski and Christopher Brown have been every charged with two extra misdemeanor counts of assault and battery on Monday, constructing on a earlier depend of every cost, The Richmond Occasions-Dispatch reported.
Richmond Commonwealth’s Lawyer Colette McEachin confirmed the extra indictments however declined to offer additional remark.
Authorities have launched no particulars about what they allegedly did to advantage the costs on Could 31, throughout the second evening of Black Lives Matter protests in Richmond. The protests have been sparked the loss of life of George Floyd, an African American man killed whereas in police custody in Minneapolis.
Janowski, 34, has been with the division since 2014 and Brown, 28, joined in 2015.
In Richmond, protesters have raised varied issues over how police have responded to demonstrations.
In July, McEachin’s workplace cleared Richmond police of wrongdoing after reviewing 5 civil complaints. The workplace had investigated whether or not an officer intentionally drove a car a crowd of protesters in June and whether or not an officer spat on a protester.