On December 22, 2019 at approximately 7 a.m.
Officers responded to the 1200 block of the 3rd Street Promenade for a Battery call. Upon arrival they met with the victim who shared she was walking on the promenade when she observed a male suspect ranting and raving. As the male got close to the victim, she told the male suspect to stay away from her. The male then pushed her on the back of the head with enough force to knock her to the ground where she sustained a laceration to her face and hand. Officers were able to provide a description of the suspect who was found in the area by assisting officers. Maurice Antonio Braggs, 46, homeless, was arrested for elder abuse and a probation violation.