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DAAT Arrests Male Suspected of Assaulting Police Horse, Vandalizing Police Vehicle

Date: June 23, 2020
Incident Type: Multiple Riot-Related Charges
Location: Zone 2

Investigators with the Damage Assessment and Accountability Task Force (DAAT) arrested Raekwon Blankenship, 24, of Crafton in connection with criminal acts that occurred during the May 30 protests downtown.

Blankenship faces charges of Aggravated Assault, Criminal Mischief , Riot, Police Animals – Illegal to Taunt, Propulsion of Missiles, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Failure to Disperse, and Criminal Attempt Cruelty to Animals.

He is currently being transported to Allegheny County Jail.

Pittsburgh Police would like to thank the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office for their assistance with this investigation.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz