Prosecutors are slowly but surely identifying and arresting dangers Antifa rioters and this week they got one who is accused of trying to blind officers with a laser.
A Grand Jury has indicted an Oregon man for attempting to blind police officers by shining a laser into their eyes during rioting in Portland, according to a release by the Multnomah County District Attorney.
Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Antifa rioter Bryan Kelley, 36, has been formally charged with “one count of assault in the second degree, one count of unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of unlawful directing of light from a laser pointer.”
Prosecutors say that Kelly knowingly used the high-powered laser to cause physical injury to a person he knew to be a police officer.
“This investigation started during a mass demonstration on August 25 that continued into the morning of August 26, 2020. The Portland Police Bureau’s Rapid Response Team responded to a demonstration that targeted Portland City Hall. Protestors broke into and started vandalizing the building,” the press release noted.
Kelly was observed perpetrating these crimes after police had declared the riot an unlawful assembly.
The release further states that a Portland Police Bureau sergeant personally observed Kelly deploying the laser on several occasions.
The sgt. also reported that Kelly shined the intense light in his eyes, as well.
Kelly will now be tried for the crime.