- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office won’t file criminal charges against an Oakland City Councilwoman accused of attacking another woman last year.

KRON reports (https://cbsloc.al/1YaGmOk ) Thursday that Oakland City Councilwoman Desley Brooks was accused of attacking Black Panther Party Leader Elaine Brown.

Brown has filed a $7 million lawsuit against Brooks and the city of Oakland alleging that Brooks punched her in the chest at a restaurant last fall.

The lawsuit by the 72-year-old Brown accuses the 54-year-old Brooks of elder abuse, assault, battery, false imprisonment, negligence and intentionally inflicting emotional distress.

Brown alleges that Brooks’ punch sent her crashing “backwards head over heels over a stack of folding chairs” and she landed hard, hitting the back of her head on a chair, the station reported. Brooks, who hasn’t spoken publicly about the incident, declined to comment on the decision.

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Information from: KRON-TV.

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