Trump protester accused of punching a police horse
A community activist accused of punching a police horse last week during an anti-Donald Trump protest was taken into custody Monday after a Houston judge raised her bail.The alleged offenses carry a 10-year maximum sentence. It does not sound like a resume enhancer for most people.
Shere Dore, 40, a vocal Black Lives Matter supporter who is also an advocate for the homeless, was escorted to a holding cell after state District Judge Jim Wallace raised her bail from $2,000 to $5,000.
Dore had been out on bond after being jailed Thursday for interference with a police service animal.
Dore was in court Monday with Emily Garcia-Briones, another demonstrator who is accused of hiding a body camera that fell off an officer. The 22-year-old is charged with tampering with evidence.
In court, prosecutors said both women were with a group of protesters marching toward Houston's City Hall when they were confronted by mounted officers. The demonstrators were in the street, not on the sidewalk, which is a violation of municipal code, prosecutors said.
A mounted HPD officer on a police horse named Astro apparently warned Dore to get on the sidewalk before using the horse to push her back.
"As he pushed her with the horse, defendant Dore struck the police horse in the shoulder with a closed fist," prosecutor Gavin Ellis said in court.