ROSEDALE, Md. (AP) -- Baltimore County prosecutors are reviewing whether further charges, including hate crimes charges, are warranted in an attack on a transgender woman at a McDonald's that was caught on video.
State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger said Monday that prosecutors are reviewing all aspects of the April 18 incident and whether there are other potential defendants. Eighteen-year-old Teonna Monae Brown is charged with assault and a 14-year-old girl is charged as a juvenile.
The victim and her family plan to attend a Monday evening rally organized by advocates for transgender rights to condemn the attack. Advocates who pushed for a bill in this year's General Assembly that would have extended housing and employment protections to transgendered people say this incident shows that discrimination against transgendered people is real.