January 28 2020
Two members of the far-right "Proud Boys" group have been have been indicted on felony and misdemeanor assault charges after an alleged attack in Portland, Ore.
Oregon Public Broadcasting reported Donovan Flippo, 23, and Tusitala "Tiny" Toese, 22, were indicted on the charges last month. Those indictments were made public Tuesday after Flippo was taken into custody.
The indictment alleges that Flippo and Toese were receiving the charges for "unlawfully, intentionally and knowingly, while being aided by each other, causing physical injury to another person," according to Oregon Public Broadcasting.
The alleged incident occurred in June of last year in Oregon's Multnomah County.
Oregon Public Broadcasting also notes that the disclosure of the indictments comes one day after Portland's Mayor Ted Wheeler criticized prosecutors for not charging protesters who engage in street violence.
"In what city is it legal to engage in a street brawl?" Wheeler said at a news conference Monday, according to the Associated Press.
"In cities across the country they're looking at us like, "What the heck? We'd arrest these people,'" he added.
The "Proud Boys" have previously been at the center of other violent street fights. Several members of the group have been arrested for their alleged roles in a street brawl last year in Manhattan.