A 26-year-old Black Lives Matter protester has been sentenced to 20 months behind bars for knocking a motorist unconscious in Portland, according to a report.
Marquise Love turned himself in to authorities after being caught on viral video kicking Adam Haner in the head and knocking him out outside the Multnomah County Justice Center on Aug. 12.
Haner said he stopped at the protests to help a transgender woman who was being mugged – and believed he was attacked for being white.
The graphic footage showed a group of people attacking Haner after his truck had crashed into a light pole. A man was seen kicking the victim in the face apparently knocking him unconscious.
Love pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and felony riot, according to KGW.
He admitted that he and another person caused physical injury to the victim and that he and others had engaged in conduct that “created a grave risk of causing public harm,” according to a statement from the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.
“The video of this assault is violent and shocking. It outraged our community and nation. We are fortunate that the victim’s injuries were not as severe as it first appeared they may have been,” DA Mike Schmidt said.
“In the days, weeks and months after this assault, detectives with the Portland Police Bureau worked quickly to identify the suspect and complete the investigation. This is a proper resolution. Marquise Love is accepting responsibility for his actions and the punishment,” he added.
Love, who has apologized to the victim and wished him a speedy recovery, will also be on 36 months of probation and must participate in an alcohol-abuse evaluation, according to the report.
Published at Tue, 10 Nov 2020 09:00:00 +0000