A former college professor who was
charged with smashing multiple people over the head with a metal
U-shaped bike lock during an antifa protest was sentenced to three years
of probation on Wednesday.
Alameda County Superior Court records showed that on the day he was due in court for a preliminary hearing, Eric Clanton entered a “no contest” plea to one misdemeanor battery charge in accordance with a plea deal he made with the prosecutor, Berkeleyside reported.
Under the terms of
the plea agreement, the felony charges against Clanton were dismissed,
and an allegation that he had caused serious bodily harm was stricken as
well, Berkeleyside reported.
A misdemeanor charge of committing a crime while wearing a mask was also dropped.