A college professor charged with four counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon has taken a deal resulting in three years of probation, court records reveal.
In a new statement, Clanton wrote that he was arrested after a "swarm of internet trolls" pinned the assaults on him.
Clanton is the only person to be charged in connection with the violent April 15 rally so far.
The community college philosophy professor has been charged following actions at the April 15 rally in Berkeley.
Eric Clanton, who previously taught at Diablo Valley College, has been arrested by police on suspicion of three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, a U-lock bike lock.
It was a turbulent year as Berkeley became the epicenter for a series of extremist protests and 'free speech' debacles. Berkeleyside was on the ground for all that and more.
Residents don't want civil unrest, reminiscent of an anarchist failed state. Police must maintain calm, even if it means using tear gas to achieve that.
Berkeley police are asking the public for help to find a man they said robbed and assaulted another person, who was streaming video live, during a protest in Berkeley in April.
Antifascist organizers have had a visible, and sometimes violent, presence at many rallies in Berkeley this year, inspiring ire and some accolades.
One of three men facing felony charges in connection with violence at political rallies in Berkeley this year appeared in court Friday.
Six East Bay political leaders, including Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín, have announced plans to denounce racism and bigotry Tuesday morning on the steps of City Hall.
With a slated Aug. 27 Berkeley rally top of mind, the council held a special meeting and voted to allow a ban on certain items in a designated area for one day.
Many people are on high alert about political rallies after recent tragic events in Charlottesville.