Protesters Gather In Deep Ellum Over Charges For Man Who Viciously Assaulted Woman

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – One of the most popular entertainment districts in Dallas on a Saturday night is also the site of a major protest this evening.

People gathered in Deep Ellum to protest the charges that were given to a bartender who was caught on camera brutally attacking a woman in a parking lot on Thursday. Civil rights activists want the attack prosecuted as a hate crime.

The attack happened early Thursday morning near Elm and Crowdus streets after, police said, Austin Shuffield became upset at the way the woman parked.

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Shuffield could be seen holding a handgun, swiping a cellphone away from the woman’s hands and punching her several times in the head.

He was arrested Thursday and charged with aggravated assault, public intoxication and interfering with a 911 call. He was later released after posting bond.

Protesters believe he deserves a…

Original published: 2019-03-23 22:24:23 Read the full Dallas News here


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