SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) — A man who hit Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson in the face with a pie is expected to be formally charged with felony assault on Friday.
The mayor and former NBA star was greeting people eating at an outdoor charity dinner Wednesday night when a man approached Johnson from behind and shoved the pie in his face.READ MORE: COVID: E. Bay Teachers Union At Odds With District Plan To Get Students Back On Campus
Johnson responded by throwing punches and tackling the man.
Police arrested 32-year-old Sean Thompson and held him on $100,000 bail for assaulting a public official.READ MORE: Woman Arrested For Anti-Asian Attacks In Mountain View
Johnson’s signature achievement in office is securing a $550 million arena for the Sacramento Kings, which Thompson says detracted from more important public issues.
District attorney spokeswoman Shelly Orio says prosecutors expect to receive police reports and begin reviewing the case, including the mayor’s response, also on Friday.MORE NEWS: Social Housing May Be A Fix For San Francisco's Housing Affordability Crisis
© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.