SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Latest on the pie assault of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson (all times local):
A man has been formally charged with assault and battery after hitting Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson in the face with a pie.
Sean Thompson, a 32-year-old local activist, was charged Friday with one count of felony assault against a public official and one count of misdemeanor battery.
The mayor and former NBA star was greeting people at an outdoor charity dinner Wednesday when a man approached him from behind and shoved the dessert in his face. The mayor struck back and tackled Thompson.
Thompson says he was angry Johnson devoted so much political energy to an NBA arena and not to other needs like education and homelessness.
He was ordered to have no contact with Johnson for three years. He remained in jail Friday. His $100,000 bail will be reviewed Tuesday.
A man who hit Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson in the face with a pie is expected to be formally charged with felony assault on Friday.
The mayor and former NBA star was greeting people eating at an outdoor charity dinner Wednesday night when a man approached Johnson from behind and shoved the pie in his face.
Johnson responded by throwing punches and tackling the man.
Police arrested 32-year-old Sean Thompson and held him on $100,000 bail for assaulting a public official.
Johnson’s signature achievement in office is securing a $550 million arena for the Sacramento Kings, which Thompson says detracted from more important public issues.
District attorney spokeswoman Shelly Orio says prosecutors expect to receive police reports and begin reviewing the case, including the mayor’s response, also on Friday.