Police: Councilman assaulted marshals at immigration protest
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Police say a Connecticut city councilman has been arrested during an immigration protest at a courthouse.
Meriden City Councilman Miguel Castro was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of assault on public safety personnel and first-degree rioting.
Police say Castro was participating in a protest at Meriden Superior Court organized by Unidad Latina en Accion in support of a man arrested by immigration officials.
Authorities say Castro assaulted two judicial marshals while they were dispersing a crowd in the parking lot.
It’s unclear if other people involved with the protest were arrested.
Castro has been released on $5,000 bond. He’s scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 27.
Castro said Friday he will release a statement later in the day about “how the system handled the whole situation.”