“UCPD will formally present the case to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for consideration of the filing of criminal charges.”
In February, a member of the conservative student group Turning Point USA named Hayden Williams was physically attacked on the campus of UC Berkeley. Now the suspect has been arrested.
Emilie Raguso of Berkeleyside reports:
UCPD makes felony arrest in assault caught on video on UC Berkeley campus
Campus police have announced an arrest in the felony assault case involving a man caught on video punching another man on the UC Berkeley campus last week.
The University of California Police Department announced the arrest by email at 2:10 p.m. Friday. Police said UCPD arrested Zachary Greenberg on a warrant involving a Feb. 19 assault on Sproul Plaza. Police said last week that they had identified the suspect in the case but did not release his name until Friday.
Videos of the incident went viral last week after they were shared by conservative groups and figures calling the assault a leftist attack on students’ free speech. UC Berkeley has said that neither man is a Cal student.
Celine Ryan and Jon Street of Campus Reform have more details:
“Today, an Alameda County Superior Court Judge issued a warrant for the arrest of the suspect in the matter involving a February 19 assault on Sproul Plaza. Zachary Greenberg was arrested by the University of California Police Department (UCPD) on the warrant and booked into jail at 1 p.m. UCPD will formally present the case to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for consideration of the filing of criminal charges. Once the matter is presented and reviewed by the District Attorney’s Office, additional information will be made available regarding a charging decision,” UC-Berkeley said in a statement Friday.
According to information obtained from Alameda County public records, Greenberg is 28 years old. He was booked into the Glenn Dyer Detention Facility in Oakland, California at 2:27 p.m. local time on Friday. Greenberg’s arraignment is scheduled for Monday at 9 a.m. local time. His bail was set at $30,000. Jail records show that Greenberg was charged under California Penal Code 245(A)(4) F, which is classified under assault and battery.
According to one section of the code, “any person who commits an assault upon the person of another by any means of force likely to produce great bodily injury shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both the fine and imprisonment.”
Here’s a video report from ABC 7 News in San Francisco:
#Breaking: Suspect in assault caught on video on UC Berkeley campus arrested
He was booked into jail Friday and awaits charges from the Alameda County District Attorney's office. pic.twitter.com/LpDlN7BzAu
— PolishPatriot™️ (@PolishPatriotTM) March 2, 2019
Mr. Greenberg should hire a good lawyer, because if he is the attacker in this video, it is pretty clear what happened:
LEFTIST VIOLENCE ON CAMPUS
While recruiting for our @TPUSA group at UC Berkeley a leftist thug comes & assaults our activists punching him in the face & hitting him repeatedly
Imagine if the attacker was wearing MAGA hat, would be national news!
This is the violent left!
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) February 21, 2019
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