After completing their investigation, Dallas police will recommend that the District Attorney upgrade Austin Shuffield’s charges to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony, along with adding the charge of unlawfully carrying a weapon.
There were protests and activists urging the charges be upgraded, since video of 30-year-old Shuffield beating a woman went viral. He was originally charged with three misdemeanors: public intoxication, interference with an emergency call and assault.
Dallas police will send their recommendation to the district attorney for the grand jury.
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