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Council President Brandon Scott files criminal charges, restraining order after alleged assault

Posted at 2:48 PM, Feb 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-09 14:48:13-05

BALTIMORE — Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott has filed a restraining order after allegedly being assaulted on Friday.

In a statement, Scott said after the assault he learned the person who attacked him posted he would from now on be "strapped." Due to those circumstances Scott said he has filed criminal charges and obtained a restraining order against the person.

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Scott's full statement reads:

“Public officials don’t get into fist fights when they can safely walk away, especially when others around them can potentially be injured. I will not tolerate the use of violence and implied threats of deadly force, nor should any citizen of Baltimore. When I learned that the man who assaulted me had posted in December about wanting to be violent with me and that after the assault he posted that he would from now on be ‘strapped’, I then decided to file criminal charges and obtained a restraining order against him like any reasonable person should under those circumstances. I had to consider that these threats have the potential to put not just me but also my staff and residents at risk of harm. This will not deter me in any way from my work to improve the City of Baltimore.”

We will continue to update this story as we learn more information.