A Denver woman who was filmed running her vehicle into a protester during a demonstration for George Floyd in May has been charged with assault and reckless driving.
Jennifer Watson, 37, was issued a summons on July 15 to appear in court and face the charges, according to a copy of the summons released Monday by Denver District Attorney Beth McCann.
The incident happened on the evening of May 28 during a protest on Broadway near the Colorado Capitol. The video shows protesters surrounding a black SUV with one man riding on the hood. That man jumps off as the SUV speeds up. In the video, the vehicle seems to be free from protesters, with a clear route to leave, but the driver swings around and runs into the man who had been on the hood, knocking him to the ground from behind.
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Denver police opened an investigation into the incident and turned the findings over to McCann, who made the decision to file charges.
Watson could not be immediately reached Monday.
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