3 girls planned out to beat up my daughter. when she arrived at the bus stop one girl started recording while the other two ran up behind my daughter and assaulted her. a bystander tried to help my daughter and was attempting to call 911. one of the girls grabbed her phone smashed it and threw it. my daughter has injuries and had to taken to the e.r. the police are refusing to file any charges against the girls. i believe assault is against the law. i also thought it was against the the law to impead someone from calling the police. im not sure on the laws regarding the girl that recorded. do I have any rights in insisting that charges are filed.
Sounds like several laws were broken. If the police refuse to do their job, I think I'd talk with one or two city council members, and the press. And yeah, the filmmaker is an accomplice, who has evidence of the attack. You might watch for it on social media.
All three could be charged with conspiracy. Taking the phone actually violates wiretapping laws and assault is a violent crime. If the police won't take action, contact the District Attorney's office. The District Attorney is an elected official and is more responsive to public pressure.
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I agree that many different crimes could be at play in this case for the recorder. Being an Accomplice and Complicit in the crime could and probably should lead to charges from law enforcement and prosecution by the DA's office. Good luck.
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