Crime

Protester who smacked LAPD cop sentenced to jail


It's a plea deal for Brian Mendoza, the May Day demonstrator who was caught on video whacking LAPD officer Mandee Duyanen on the back of her helmet with a snare drum. Mendoza pleaded no contest to a felony battery charge and was sentenced to a year in jail (minus 122 days served) and five years probation. He faced up to nine years on the list of charges filed after the LAPD finally caught up with Mendoza, who was identified based on the video. LAT, City News Service


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