SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office filed a misdemeanor complaint against Fredric Shinerock on Wednesday, June 6, after an investigation detailed an incident that transpired at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts campus on May 1.
According to a press release from the city of Santa Monica, Shinerock was charged with one count of Battery on School Grounds; one count of Disturbing the Peace on School Grounds; and one count of Interference with the Exercise of Civil Rights aka Hate Crime.
“No person should be subject to physical force or violence because of her race or ethnicity, particularly on school property,” said Terry White, Chief Deputy City Attorney for the Criminal Division. “The Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office is committed to enforcing laws that ensure equal access for all to our community colleges and other vital civic institutions.”
The defendant could spend one year in county jail, a $5,000 fine and community service that will not exceed 400 hours. He is set to be arraignment at the Airport Courthouse on Wednesday, June 13. The case is being prosecuted by Deputy City Attorney Meryl Chambers.