Republican Prosecutor Refuses to Bring Charges Against Violent Counter-Protester at Republican Congressional Office

Video evidence apparently isn’t enough to convince the Livingston County prosecutor from bringing charges against a man caught on camera aggressively confronting protesters outside Congressman Mike Bishop’s (R-MI8) office.

The alleged assault was previously described on this blog.

Brighton police said the man, whose name has not been released by authorities, pushed 12 of the people protesting the proposed repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act and other Trump administration policies that day, and police requested assault and battery charges.

“We had an opportunity to review a video of the incident,” Prosecutor William Vailliencourt said Tuesday in an e-mail. “After watching the video, we concluded that there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime was committed. So, no charges will be be filed.”

It’s not mentioned in the story, but Vailliencourt is a Republican. You know. Just in case you were wondering.


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