The person suspected of attacking former San Francisco commissioner-at-large Greg Chew final week has been arrested over the weekend.
Authorities recognized the person as Derrick Yearby, 34, of San Francisco. Yearby was detained within the space of Eighth and Market Streets after being spotted by officers at SFPD Tenderloin Station earlier than 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, in response to reviews.
Yearby’s arrest got here on the identical day residents took to the streets to voice considerations over the string of violent assaults in opposition to Asians and Asian Individuals.
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Yearby has reportedly been charged with aggravated battery inflicting severe bodily damage, assault with power more likely to produce nice bodily damage, elder abuse and nice bodily damage enhancement. It’s unclear if he may even face hate crime expenses for the incident.
Chew was reportedly walking along Third and Folsom Streets at round 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 2 when Yearby purportedly jumped off his bike to knock Chew to the bottom earlier than punching his face. Recalling the incident, Chew mentioned he didn’t have sufficient time to defend himself with the pepper spray in his pocket, including that nothing was stolen from him after he was knocked out.
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Talking to the San Francisco Chronicle on Saturday, Chew admitted that he doesn’t know what occurred throughout the incident. All he can bear in mind is blacking out on the sidewalk, being helped by passersby and being taken to California Pacific Medical Heart on Van Ness Avenue after authorities arrived.
Chew suffered bruises, a badly swollen eye and a damaged left shoulder from the incident, in response to reviews.
In an announcement, SFPD public data officer Kathryn Winters acknowledged the images and movies of Yearby that helped authorities monitor him down.
“Fortuitously on this incident, there was good images and video,” Winters said. “Officers on this incident had been in a position to find and establish this suspect pretty rapidly. So some nice officers on the market within the subject doing good police work.”
Those that might have data on the incident are urged to contact the SFPD’s tip line at 415-575-4444 or textual content a tip to TIP411.