CAO Files Misdemeanor Criminal Complaint Alleging Battery and Interference with Civil Rights
June 7, 2018
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – On June 6, 2018, the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office filed a three-count misdemeanor complaint against Fredric A. Shinerock following investigation of an incident that occurred at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts campus on May 1, 2018. Mr. Shinerock has been charged with one count of Battery on School Grounds, in violation of Penal Code §243.2(a); one count of Disturbing the Peace on School Grounds, in violation of Penal Code §415.5(a); and one count of Interference with the Exercise of Civil Rights aka Hate Crime, in violation of Penal Code §422.6(a)(3).
“No person should be subject to physical force or violence because of her race or ethnicity, particularly on school property,” said Terry White, Chief Deputy City Attorney for the Criminal Division. “The Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office is committed to enforcing laws that ensure equal access for all to our community colleges and other vital civic institutions.”
The maximum punishment is one year in county jail, a fine of up to $5,000, and community service not to exceed 400 hours. Arraignment in the case will take place on June 13, 2018, at the Airport Courthouse. The case is being prosecuted by Deputy City Attorney Meryl Chambers.