Maryland authorities arrested and charged a 60-year-old man with assault after a viral video confirmed him attacking three teenagers who had been placing up fliers of George Floyd.
Anthony Brennan III of Kensington was charged with three counts of second-degree assault on Friday, the Maryland-Nationwide Capital Park Police introduced.
Brennan encountered the youngsters whereas they had been placing up fliers demanding justice for Floyd and strolling alongside the Capital Crescent Path at round 12:45 p.m. on June 1.
The fliers mentioned “Killer cops is not going to go free” and included a name for group motion to protest police brutality, WJLA reported.
Brennan started arguing in regards to the fliers and forcibly grabbed it from one of many younger ladies, police mentioned, whereas her two pals shouted at him to depart her alone. Brennan then shoved his bicycle in direction of the male teen, inflicting him to fall on the bottom.
The incident was recorded by the younger man and the video quickly unfold on social media.
The Park Police mentioned it acquired a whole bunch of ideas from the group, which helped them establish the suspect. Twitter customers earlier claimed to have recognized the bicycle owner as a former Montgomery County police officer, however authorities mentioned these experiences had been false.
Police mentioned they seized “gadgets of evidentiary worth” from Brennan’s dwelling on Friday. He later voluntarily turned himself in after a warrant for his arrest was issued.