Riverfront brawl brings unwelcome attention to historic civil rights city in Alabama
August 9, 2023
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Three white boaters in Alabama's capital city will be charged with misdemeanor assault for a riverfront brawl with a Black boat captain that drew nationwide attention, with more charges likely to come, police said.
Videos of the incident, which circulated widely on social media, have proven crucial in investigating what happened, Montgomery Police Chief Darryl Albert said. One person has turned himself in and the other two have agreed to turn themselves in by the end of the day Tuesday.
"The investigation is ongoing and more charges are likely," Albert said.