One of the few trials of Occupy Wall Street protestors concluded today with the conviction of Cecily McMillan, accused of assaulting a police officer. McMillan contended that the officer grabbed her breast and she didn't remember hitting him. The officer said he grabbed her shoulder and she elbowed him in the face, giving him a black eye. The jury believed Officer Grantley Bovell.
It all started on March 17, 2012, the six month anniversary of OWS. McMillan, who'd been arrested at OWS events before, was one of 73 protestors arrested after they attempted to re-occupy Zuccotti Park. (McMillan contends that she was not at Zuccotti Park to protest, but rather was out celebrating St. Patrick's Day.)
Here's a video of the incident (McMillan's encounter with Bovell occurs at 00:20, though what contact he had with her before she elbowed him cannot be seen):
Photos taken after McMillan was released from police custody show a nasty bruise on her right breast, where she claims Bovell, who has been accused of assault in the past, grabbed her. According to the Guardian, prosecutor Erin Choi said the bruising was not observed nor mentioned in two hospital checks immediately after McMillan's arrest and "suggested that McMillan caused it herself."