Portland Rioter Gets 20 Months Prison Time for August Assault
A man seen in a widely circulated video on Twitter knocking a man to the ground unconscious that attempted to protect a transgender woman from being assaulted was yesterday sentenced to 20 months in prison for the assault in front of the Multnomah County Justice Center in Downtown Portland on August 12th of this year.
26-year-old Marquis Love, a self-professed Black Lives Matter protestor pleaded guilty to kicking victim Adam Haner in the head, knocking him unconscious in a video that went viral shortly after, leading Love to turn himself in after he was identified by others online after the attack.
Haner stated to authorities that he stopped during the protests to assist a transgender woman being mugged – believing that he was attacked for being white.
Love pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and felony riot, admitting that he and another person caused physical injury to the victim and that he and others had engaged in conduct that “created a grave risk of causing public harm,” according to a statement from the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.
“The video of this assault is violent and shocking. It outraged our community and nation. We are fortunate that the victim’s injuries were not as severe as it first appeared they may have been,” DA Mike Schmidt said.
“In the days, weeks and months after this assault, detectives with the Portland Police Bureau worked quickly to identify the suspect and complete the investigation. This is a proper resolution. Marquise Love is accepting responsibility for his actions and the punishment,” he added.
Love, as part of his agreement, will also be on probation after release for three years and will be required to participate in an alcohol-abuse evaluation.