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Pittsburg City Manager issues statement regarding video of aggravated battery incident

City Press Releases

May 23, 2018

Pittsburg City Manager Daron Hall released the following statement regarding the video shared on social media, of an aggravated battery incident, which occurred Friday, May 18:

“The City of Pittsburg Police Department received a complaint Monday, May 21, at 5:30 pm, regarding a disturbing video circulating on social media. I want to thank the concerned citizens who alerted us to the video and brought it to the attention of law enforcement. With the help of the community, the police department quickly identified both the victim and the suspect, and launched a formal investigation. As a parent, I was shocked and sickened by the segment of the video I watched. As your City Manager, I want to ensure you that we take this matter seriously, and I want our community members to know that this kind of violence and bullying will not be tolerated. I have full confidence that this incident will be handled appropriately by our law enforcement and judicial system.”