Paging Al Sharpton.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland police are calling the Wednesday assault of a 10-year-old West Side girl a “hate incident,” according to a police report.
The suspect in the attack is a 13-year-old girl.
The victim was riding a scooter in their First District neighborhood when the suspect punched her, knocking her to the ground, the victim’s mother told police.
The suspect, who is black, continued to punch the victim, who is white, while calling the girl “cracker,” the mother told police.
A Cleveland police spokesman said officers are investigating the attack as a juvenile assault. A narrative included with the police report lists the case as a “hate incident.”