The former Rand Paul campaign coordinator accused of stomping on the head of an anti-Paul activist last year will be heading to trial this June, after a judge refused his request to dismiss the assault charges filed against him.
Tim Profitt, who was caught on video stomping on activist Lauren Valle’s head before a senate debate, had asked for the charges to be dismissed, saying that the force was justified in his attempt to protect then candidate Paul.
The judge, however, did not agree. Via the Evansville Courier & Press:
Fayette County District Judge Kim Wilkie said in court Tuesday that he based his decision on a video of the incident that showed Tim Profitt stepping on MoveOn.org activist Lauren Valle after an October Senate debate. The video was widely circulated on news stations.
If Profitt is found guilty, he could be fined $500 and serve up to one year of jail time.