New charge in pie attack on California mayor Kevin Johnson

A jury was not able to reach a verdict when it came to the case of a man throwing a cream pie in former mayor Kevin Johnson's face.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors have decided to file a new charge against a man accused of hitting Sacramento, California mayor Kevin Johnson in the face with a coconut cream pie.

The Sacramento Bee reports that local activist Sean Thompson is scheduled to go on trial in August on a new misdemeanor charge.

Sacramento County prosecutors initially charged Thompson with felony assault in connection with the September pie attack at a charity event. Johnson responded by punching Thompson.

A judge last month declared a mistrial on the felony charge after jurors could not reach a verdict.

Thompson's attorney, Claire White, said her client was practicing civil disobedience, and she was disappointed that prosecutors decided to pursue another trial.

© 2017 Associated Press


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