Saratoga Black Lives Matter activist turns herself in to police

Chandler Hickenbottom, a Saratoga Black Lives Matter Activist, turned herself into New York State Police on Wednesday. She is being charged with criminal mischief in the fourth-degree.

This stems from an April 29 protest at the Target at Clifton Park. Protesters were there voicing their frustration about an incident where a 14-year-old boy, believed to have autism, was tackled by a deputy.

New York State Police showed up at Hickenbottom’s mother’s house about a week ago. Hickenbottom walked inside the police station with her attorney Monday to turn herself in. Fellow activists and family members were there to support her.

NewsChannel 13 reached out to New York State Police on Monday. They say Hickenbottom is being accused of causing damage to the car. Police say she struck a vehicle multiple times with her fist. Hickenbottom denies the allegations. She says she is planning to fight the charges.

Hickenbottom was processed and given an appearance ticket. She is due in court on July 20.

NewsChannel 13 reached out to Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen. We were told she was out of the office and unavailable on Wednesday.