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October 28, 2020: South Bay Man Charged with Hate Crime Threats

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Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
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A man who threatened a group of protestors calling themselves the “Good Trouble Brigade,” has been charged with criminal threats, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.  

Timothy James Carroll aka Yo (dob 8/17/66) of San Pedro faces six felony counts of criminal threats alleged to be hate crimes as well as one felony count each of possession of a firearm by a felon: 357 Magnum, unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of a leaded cane.

Deputy District Attorney Paul Kim of the Hate Crimes Section said Carroll also faces one misdemeanor count of possessing a controlled substance, hydrocodone.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges last week and is scheduled to return on November 13 in Department S01 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Long Beach Branch. Case NA115570 was filed on October 22.

Carroll allegedly threatened the small group of peaceful protestors holding a memorial on a public San Pedro sidewalk this past September 4 and 11, the prosecutor said.

Bail is set at $190,000. If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of more than 12 years in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, Major Crimes Division.