The Paso Robles Police Department is recommending a misdemeanor charge against a Paso Robles man after a Justin Fareed supporter was allegedly assaulted while canvassing a neighborhood.
A campaign spokesperson for Justin Fareed says a young college student named Isaac was physically assaulted and chased while sharing information on the congressional candidate’s campaign.
The alleged attack was caught on video.
Paso Robles Police Department Commander Caleb Davis confirms the department is recommending a misdemeanor charge against the man seen in the video. He says a police report will be sent to the District Attorney’s Office for review, and the DA will then determine if any charges will be filed.
In a press release, Mr. Fareed said, “As a society, we often express concern that Millennials aren’t involved enough in our civic process and aren’t informed about the issues. Isaac took the time to study the issues and become involved. It’s sad and discouraging that this is the response he gets for his efforts.”
Justin Fareed is a candidate for the 24th Congressional District. He is challenging incumbent Congressman Salud Carbajal.
Congressman Carbajal released a statement to KSBY saying, “This type of behavior was absolutely unacceptable, there is no place in our political discourse for assault or intimidation. While we can strongly disagree on the issues, we must do so with respect and civility for one another.” A spokesperson for Congressman Carbajal says the suspect in the alleged attack is not associated with the Carbajal campaign.
The election is coming up on November 6.