SMPD Makes 8th Arrest for May 31 Riots
July 23, 2020
SMPD arrested one Drew Miller for throwing "a full 40-ounce glass bottle at the back of the head of a peace officer during the civil unrest and rioting in the City of Santa Monica on May 31, 2020," wrote Lt. Joseph Cortez in a press release.
"The large glass bottle shattered on the peace officer's helmet causing injury."
Drew Miller and placed him under arrest for 245(c) of the California Penal Code – Assault with a deadly weapon upon a peace officer. Miller was transported to the Santa Monica Jail Facility and held on $500,000 bail.
Santa Monica PD has been heavily criticized for allowing looting and rioting to break out during George Floyd related protests.
"The Santa Monica Police Department has dedicated many resources to identify and arrest those involved in the crimes committed in our community on May 31 , 2020," writes Cortez.