The woman who ran over a group of protesters in NYC was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment. Later on, she was also given a desk appearance ticket.
Kathleen Casillo,50, was issued the paperwork hours after her arrest and released as NYPD officers reports. She is expected to appear back in court on Feb.22. Casillo was captured on video running over a crowd of protesters in Manhattan and she asserts they were beating on her car before the incident.
If she is imprisoned, Casillo faces up to a year in jail. The six protesters who were hit underwent non-life-threatening injuries.
One of the protesters told the New York Post that officers allowed Casillo to take her time without immediately arresting her.
“The outrage we feel lies not just in the fact that the woman drove her car into a group of people and actually accelerated, but that police later allowed her to stand there for an extended period of time without even handcuffing her, We are very concerned that neither the mayor of New York City, the governor or the NYPD is taking the threat of white supremacist terrorists and their sympathizers seriously enough.”