SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Charges against man accused of beating former San Francisco Fire Commissioner Don Carmignani with a metal pipe, Carmignani told KRON4. Carmignani, 53, was struck by a car in the Marina District on April 5, resulting in hospitalization and surgery.
Garret Allen Doty, 24, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with grievous bodily injury, and assault with force likely to result in grievous bodily injury for the incident. Now, Carmignani says those charges will be dismissed.
A statement on behalf of Carmignani said the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office used self-defense as a reason to drop the charges. Carmignani used pepper spray before the attack, and the statement said Carmignani could face prosecution.
“We strongly believe that instead of threatening Mr. Carmignani, they should focus on prosecuting the individual who has terrorized the Navy and placing Don in the hospital after brutally beating him with a metal rod,” the statement read in part on behalf of Mr. of Carmignani. .
Carmignani was beaten in the area of Magnolia Street and Laguna Street around 7:20 pm According to his father, he broke his jaw, received 50 stitches in his face and underwent surgery to remove a piece of his skull.
In an earlier statement, Carmignani said several homeless people took up residence outside his mother’s house. After she asked them to leave, a physical altercation ensued.
As of 7 p.m. Tuesday, Doty remained in the San Francisco jail without bail. He is scheduled to appear in court at 9 am Wednesday.
KRON4 has contacted the District Attorney’s Office to confirm the drop of charges and is awaiting a response.