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Jury Convicts Man for Assaulting Police

Santa Rosa, CA  –  March 22, 2017  –  David Robert Brewer, 36 years old of Healdsburg, was sentenced Monday by the Honorable Judge Julie Conger after a jury found Brewer guilty of all charges on a four-count misdemeanor complaint, charging two counts of Battery on a Peace Officer, Resisting a Peace Officer, and Battery.  

“Mr. Brewer’s choice to respond to a lawful court order by using force upon the police officers was properly punished, first by the jury verdict, then by the sentence imposed,” said District Attorney Jill Ravitch. “This is a case where body worn cameras captured the incident and the video provided evidence to the jury to consider, ultimately aiding in bringing the defendant to justice.”

The charges resulted from Brewer violently resisting Healdsburg Police Officers, who were attempting to serve him with an arrest warrant at his home, in the City of Healdsburg. When Brewer’s brother attempted to bring him to the door he was assaulted. Brewer then kicked the officers, causing minor injuries before he was restrained. The event was captured on the officers’ body-worn camera videos and played for the jury.

The court sentenced Brewer to serve one year in the county jail and ordered him to attend anger management classes as conditions of his three year grant of probation.

The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Robert Blade. Officer Craig Smith of Healdsburg Police Department headed the investigation.


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