Assault and Battery
A police officer responds to a call to a park late at night and finds eight young men huddled around one 18-year-old male, who is lying on the ground. He is bleeding from his nose and mouth and is cupping his right eye, screaming, “I can’t see! I can’t see!” From what the officer learns, there had apparently been a “meeting” of two rival gangs, and one member from each gang fought each other. The victim lying on the ground had taken the first punch, but threw the last punch. Answer the following questions:
a. What crimes have been committed against the young man lying on the
b. What crimes has the young man committed?
c. How would you recommend that the prosecutor handle the case?