Latest Assault and battery News

Bill to end mandatory jail time for assaults on police fails

Sep. 22, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers on Tuesday killed legislation that called for eliminating mandatory jail time for assaulting a police officer, a bill that drew heated opposition from Republicans who said it would send the wrong message at a time when law enforcement has come under attack during...

Recorded attack on Black runner is charged as a hate crime

Sep. 22, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who was captured on video throwing a bottle at a Black runner in New York City and yelling a racial slur at her has been charged with attempted assault as a hate crime and aggravated harassment, authorities said Tuesday. Lorena Delaguna, 53, was arraigned in Queens criminal court on...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2020 file photo, family members of Ronald Greene listen to speakers as demonstrators gather for the March on Washington, in Washington, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s

Trooper who faced firing in Black man's death dies in crash

Sep. 22, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state trooper has died following a single-vehicle highway crash that happened just hours after he learned he would be fired for his role last year in the in-custody death of a Black man. Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth was pronounced dead Tuesday following a brief...

FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows Christopher Cantwell, of New Hampshire. Cantwell went on trial Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, on federal charges of threatening to rape the wife of a person with whom he was having a dispute.  (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)

New Hampshire white nationalist on trial over rape threats

Sep. 22, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H (AP) — A white nationalist who rose to prominence during a deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, went on trial Tuesday on federal charges of threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a racist group he had been feuding with for months. Christopher Cantwell, a New Hampshire...

Texas man charged in death of Louisiana hotel manager

Sep. 22, 2020 9:06 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Texas man wanted for murder in the death of a Louisiana hotel manager turned himself in Monday, authorities said. David Schulien, 30, of Harris, Texas, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 67-year-old Ashok Patel, news outlets reported. Kenner Police Lt. Michael...

So called stumbling blocks, marking the last voluntarily chosen places of residence of the victims of the Nazis, are embedded in the pavement in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. The Department for Research and Information on Anti-Semitism Berlin, or RIAS documented 410 incidents in Berlin, more than two a day, in the first half of 2020, including physical attacks, property damage, threats, harmful behavior and anti-Semitic propaganda. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Assaults, arson, slurs: Report finds anti-Semitism in Berlin

Sep. 22, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Small square brass plates set in the pavement remember Jewish residents of Berlin's Lichtenberg district who were torn from their homes and killed by the Nazis decades ago. Nearby, the charred remains of a Jewish-run bar destroyed by arson last month attest to a hatred that still burns among...

Finnish top court bans Finland's main neo-Nazi group

Sep. 22, 2020 6:17 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's Supreme Court on Tuesday banned a neo-Nazi group on the grounds that its activities are “significantly contrary to law.” Finland’s national police had sought to dissolve the right-wing Nordic Resistance Movement, known for being violent and openly racist, and...

California man guilty of putting semen in co-worker's water

Sep. 21, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California man who put his semen in a co-worker's water bottle and on her computer was convicted Monday of assault and battery for sexual purposes. Stevens Millancastro, 30, of Palmdale was convicted of misdemeanors by an Orange County judge and must register as a sex offender,...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by his family in September 2020 shows Ronald A. Greene. A Louisiana state trooper has been critically injured in a single-vehicle crash hours after learning he faced firing for his role in the in-custody death of Greene in 2019. (Family photo via AP, File)

Trooper wounded in crash faced firing in Black man's death

Sep. 21, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

A Louisiana state trooper was critically injured early Monday in a single-vehicle highway crash that came hours after learning he would be fired for his role last year in the in-custody death of a Black man. Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth received word Sunday that State Police intended to terminate him...

Maine man accused of hitting bride with a car at wedding

Sep. 21, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

LIVERMORE, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has been arrested on assault charges for allegedly striking a bride and two others with his car at a wedding. Curtis Moody, a guest at Saturday’s private wedding, allegedly struck three people when others at the private event attempted to stop him from driving,...