Hate crime charges revoked after assault in Saratoga Springs
Posted at: 12/02/2013 12:21 PM
| Updated at: 12/02/2013 2:50 PM
By: Jessica Riley
SARATOGA – Saratoga Springs Police have revoked hate crime charges against two men arrested over the weekend.
Police say 24-year-old Luis Garcia, of Brooklyn, and 22-year-old Shayne Richardson of Saratoga Springs were involved in a fight on Pavilion Row at around 4 a.m. on Sunday.
Police have not released many details, but say one victim is being treated at Saratoga Hospital, while the second did not suffer serious injuries.
The men were initially charged with a hate crime, but after a meeting Monday morning between Saratoga’s District Attorney and Saratoga Springs Police Chief, those charges have been dropped pending an investigation.
The men still face assault charges.