MPD arrests two people for assaulting state senator during protest

Senator Tim Carpenter was recording protest when protesters punched him

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Hayley Cleghorn/The Badger Herald

The Madison Police Department arrested two women today for assaulting State Senator Tim Carpenter, D-Milwaukee, during a protest in late June.

Carpenter was on his way to the Capitol to work when he stopped to record a protest the night of June 23. Some of the protesters then approached the senator and punched him multiple times, Carpenter said on Twitter. According to an MPD press release, about ten protesters were seen assaulting the senator. 

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With help from the community, MPD said they were able to identify Samantha Hamer, 26, and Kerida O’Reilly, 33, as persons of interest — Hamer and O’Reilly turned themselves in Wednesday and were arrested for substantial battery, party to a crime and robbery with use of force, party to a crime. 

Carpenter recieved medical treatment at the Capitol and was treated at the hospital for pain in his neck, arms, ribs and head, according to MPD. 

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This article was published Jul 29, 2020 at 7:36 pm and last updated Jul 29, 2020 at 7:36 pm

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