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City of Davis Police
Tuesday February 23rd, 2016 :: 04:55 p.m. PST


Davis Police Investigate Assault and Battery as Hate Crime

On February 23, 2016, at approximately 10:42 AM, Davis police officers responded to the Amtrak train station for a call of a Hate Crime/Battery.

Upon arrival, officers contacted the victim, a 32 year old Ethiopian male, who stated that he was assaulted and battered by a white male. The victim told officers the suspect approached him and made an unprovoked and racially derogatory comment towards him. The suspect then kicked the victim on the shin and pushed him down using his hands. The victim lost his balance and fell onto a concrete bench. The victim suffered minor scrapes, but declined any medical attention.

The suspect is described as a white male, 40 to 50 years old, medium build, approximately 5'7" in height, with short brown hair and a mustache. According to the victim, the suspect may have been holding a bottle and was likely intoxicated.

The Davis Police Department is investigating this case as a hate crime because of the derogatory comment made by the suspect just prior to the attack. It is the policy of the Davis Police Department to thoroughly investigate all crimes that are motivated by hate and to prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law. Detectives were called out to pursue any possible leads and are actively attempting to identify to the suspect.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Davis Police Department at 530-747-5400.

City of Davis Police
2600 Fifth Street
Davis , CA 95617

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 530-747-5400

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