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BROCKTON – After the Commonwealth deemed a man allegedly involved in the recent Brockton riot to be dangerous and held without bail, he has been released on personal recognizances with conditions, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.
After a 30-minute dangerousness hearing held this afternoon, Brockton District Court Judge Paula Clifford released Schmidreck Georges, 23, of Brockton, on personal recognizance with conditions. The conditions include that Georges wear a GPS monitoring bracelet with a curfew of 6 p.m.-8 a.m., he have no contact with the Brockton Police officer injured in the riot, he undergo a mental health evaluation and necessary treatment, and that he check in with probation once per week.
On the evening of Tuesday, June 2, Brockton Police were dispatched to 7 Commercial Street for a report of a riot gathering. Brockton Police were being assisted by Massachusetts State Police and the Massachusetts Army National Guard. The scene surrounding Commercial Street was chaotic with hundreds of people gathered, some of which were hurling bricks and rocks and shooting off fireworks in the direction of police officers. Georges was placed under arrest and charged with one count each of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (rocks), Failure to Disperse from a Riot, Disorderly Conduct and Disturbing the Peace. Georges was released on $40 cash bail by an assistant clerk magistrate the following morning. At his arraignment on Friday, the Commonwealth requested that Georges be held on dangerousness and moved for today’s hearing.
Georges is next scheduled to appear in court on August 12 for a pretrial conference.