The Maine attorney general’s office has
filed a civil right lawsuit against two Bangor teenagers accused of
throwing rocks and yelling racial slurs at a black woman last
The attorney general’s Civil Rights Division says it considers
the incident to be a ":hate crime.":
The complaint seeks a court order barring the 17- and
13-year-old boys from having contact with 53-year-old Assata
Sherrill or her family. It also seeks to bar them from repeating
their behavior in the future.
Sherrill told police that the incident happened on March 24th
while she was walking her dog on the Bangor waterfront.
Police previously charged the boys with disorderly conduct.