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2 charged with vandalizing police cars in Newark protests

Protests-Vandalism Charges Newark
Posted at 10:04 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 22:04:24-04

NEWARK — Two men have been charged with vandalizing police vehicles during recent protests in Newark.

The Essex County prosecutor's office announced charges Tuesday against 29-year-old Eric Stone of New York and 27-year-old Julio Rodriguez of New Brunswick.

Stone was charged with criminal mischief and a disorderly persons offense, and Rodriguez was charged with four counts of criminal mischief and one disorderly persons count.

The protest of the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota occurred on May 30 in Newark.

The prosecutor's office did not have information on whether either man had retained a lawyer.