By Joseph Domelowicz Jr
A 23-year old Everett man has been charged with randomly attacking a Boston Police Officer in his cruiser in the early morning hours on New Year’s Day in Boston and was ordered held on $2,000 bail Monday in Boston Municipal Court, according to a published report.
The suspect, Andrew Bowman, is alleged to have attacked Officer Richard Stanton of the Boston Police, near Government Center at around 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day. The attack was captured on a surveillance camera.
The victim suffered a cut and swelling on his face, during an attack that lasted for close to a minute and a half according to the video.
The bail Judge, Thomas C. Horgan, imposed the $2,000 bail, above what had been sought by the District Attorney’s office, possibly due to comments that were attributed to Bowman during the attack.
Bowman has no previous criminal record and his court-appointed defense attorney, Daniel Occena refused to speculate whether Bowman’s actions were the result of being under the influence of some substance or mental-health related.
Bowman is charged with assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and trespassing. He faces up to 2 ½ years in a house of correction if convicted.