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Hate crime charges in US McDonald's beating

Hate crime charges in US McDonald's beating

A grand jury has indicted two teens on hate crime charges in the beating of a transgender woman at a McDonald's restaurant that was caught on video.
The indictment returned Monday by a Baltimore County grand jury charges Teonna Brown with assault and a hate crime in the attack on Chrissy Lee Polis last month. She is also charged with assaulting a customer and a McDonald's employee who tried to intervene.
A 14-year-old girl is facing the same charges in juvenile court.
A videotape of the April 18 beating posted online shows a woman being attacked repeatedly while an employee and customer try to stop them. The woman then appears to have a seizure.
The State's Attorney's office says no one else will be charged.


Updated : 2020-12-04 08:16 GMT+08:00