Police recommend charges for teen pepper-sprayed outside Trump rally
The 15-year-old pepper-sprayed at a Donald Trump rally earlier this week may face charges of disorderly conduct for allegedly punching a man in an altercation captured on video.
Police in Janesville, Wis., where the rally took place Tuesday, are recommending juvenile authorities bring charges — even though the man the girl allegedly punched doesn’t want to press charges, according to The Associated Press.
The girl alleges the man touched her chest, but police said Thursday they found no evidence to support that.
On video, the girl confronts a man in the crowd, and it appears she throws a punch before getting pepper-sprayed in the face.
Investigators said they’ve haven’t identified the man who pepper sprayed the girl. Police described the use of pepper spray as an act of violence and said the person responsible could face misdemeanor battery charges.