By Danielle Chavira

DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver District Attorney’s Office filed charges against a woman seen on video hitting a man with her car. The crash happened during a Justice for George Floyd protest near the State Capitol in May.

Violence during the Denver protest over the police killing of George Floyd

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Jennifer Watson was charged with assault and reckless driving. Her lawyer says the video did not show the whole story.

“My client was just trying to get home, driving a route she took regularly, when she was diverted by protesters at the intersection of East Colfax and Broadway. She was alone in her car with her dog when she was surrounded by people who began kicking and hitting her car and taunting and yelling at her. While stopped, a man jumped up onto the hood of her car and her windshield was smashed in two places. She was terrified and fearful for her safety.”

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Video shows a black SUV trying to drive down Broadway, but is hindered by a small group of people in the street. One person refuses to budge and tries to face down the car, and another person gets on the hood then quickly jumps off.

As the man walks back toward the group, the SUV turns back toward the man and plows into him.

Then the crowd runs toward the SUV as it speeds down on Broadway.

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That man, Max Bailey, who was hit spoke with CBS4 days after the crash. He said he was concerned about his sister who was protesting with him so he tried to stand in the way of the SUV.

At the time of the interview, Bailey shared these words for Watson.

“I hope you’re safe, I hope you’re okay, I hope you have peace in your heart and you’ll understand what you did.”

Danielle Chavira

Comments (4)
  1. Milo Minderbinder says:

    Gee, the video doesn’t play.
    I guess it doesn’t support the narrative.

  2. Chris Rockford says:

    Nice shot Jennifer. He had it coming.

  3. Common Sense says:

    I would love to be on the jury for this one. This young woman was just trying to go home when the out of control mob pounced on her car trying to do harm to her. After finally getting the attacker off her car, in a panic she tried to get away from the mob but did not know which way to escape. She tried going one way but her attacker was there and before she could stop, her vehicle nudged him. I would find her innocent. The attacking mob member should be charged!

  4. Glenn Rogers says:

    Why the heck should she be charged she wasn’t in the wrong them two bit punks were the ones in the wrong but I guess when your district attorney is a wimp or getting bucks under he table like the rest of the politicians in this state now that’s what happens

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