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BROCKTON – A man allegedly involved in the Brockton riot earlier this month has been deemed dangerous and is being held without bail, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.
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.
Jason C. Andrade, 30, of Brockton, was charged for his alleged actions at the riot. According to Brockton Police, Andrade exposed himself to officers who were attempting to quell the crowd gathering, before he started throwing rocks at police. Andrade was summonsed in for arraignment on one count each of Inciting a Riot, Failure to Disperse from a Riot, Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace, Open and Gross Lewdness, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Interfering with a Police Office in Performance of Duty and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. At his arraignment, the Commonwealth moved for a dangerousness hearing which began yesterday in Brockton District Court, and concluded this morning. After an hour-long hearing, Judge Michael Vitali deemed Andrade dangerous and found that his behavior did present a danger to the officers of the Brockton Police Department and the community, and that there were no conditions of release that could reasonably assure the safety of the community. Andrade was held without bail and he is next scheduled to appear in court on July 16.