WABA reports that
Despite having clear video evidence documenting the assault–including the threatening language prior to the attack, an independent witness who stated that the collision with the cyclist was intentional, and excellent police work by MPD in locating the driver of the vehicle and completing the necessary reports, no assault charges will be brought.
The authorities saw the video. That was their answer.
If criminal assault charges are not pursued in a case like this one, where the entire incident is videotaped, corroborated, and well investigated, it is difficult to imagine a time when these criminal laws would be used to provide justice after a bicyclist is assaulted.
To those who say that current criminal laws provide the needed protection: you are incorrect. This decision makes that abundantly clear.
Wow. I'm just stunned. What does it take? Do you have to be a cop yourself to get something like this taken seriously.