The community college philosophy professor has been charged following actions at the April 15 rally in Berkeley.
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.
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.
Clanton is the only person to be charged in connection with the violent April 15 rally so far.
A group of Trump supporters marched on Shattuck and Telegraph Avenues Saturday evening in the latest indication that the right has not forgotten about Berkeley.
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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.
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.
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There have been dozens of arrests after recent political clashes in Berkeley, but no charges have been filed yet.