DA Charges Denver Woman Who Ran Into Protester With Assault
A Denver woman is facing charges of assault and reckless driving after she hit a protester with her vehicle in May, according to The Denver Post.
The incident occurred on May 28 in downtown Denver during a George Floyd protest, when 37-year-old Jennifer Watson hit a protester with her black SUV.
A video from that evening shows protesters surrounding Watson's car, with one man climbing on top of her hood.
Watson continues driving, and the man eventually jumps off. But, instead of driving away, Watson turns around and hits the man with her car, before speeding off as more protesters chase after her.
Following an investigation by the Denver Police Department, Denver District Attorney Beth McCann decided to file the charges against Watson on July 15, and issued a summons for her to appear in court.