MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged two Madison women accused of beating a Wisconsin state senator during a protest over police racism with battery.
Online court records show charges were filed Wednesday against 33-year-old Kerida O'Reilly and 26-year-old Samantha Hamer.
Each is charged with one felony count of being a party to substantial battery.
Investigators believe the women attacked Democratic state Sen. Tim Carpenter during a protest outside the state Capitol on June 23.
Both were scheduled to make initial appearances in Dane County Circuit Court on Wednesday afternoon.