(WRAL) Five Cumberland County Sheriff’s deputies have been disciplined in connection with the assault of Rakeem Jones at a Donald Trump rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina on March 9.
The sheriff’s office said the deputies witnessed the assault and did not take action. Three of the deputies were demoted and were also suspended without pay for five days. The other two were suspended without pay for three days.
John Franklin McGraw, 78, was charged with assault and battery and disorderly conduct in connection with the incident. McGraw also faced charges of communicating threats for comments he made about Jones following the rally.
Jones said the attack still isn’t over for him. He lives on guard, continuing to get threats against him and the people around him.
“I can’t do normal stuff anymore,” he said. “What about the safety of my family?”