Hawks’ Schroder said he’s ‘not concerned’ about criminal battery case

Dennis Schroder

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Dennis Schroder

Hawks guard Dennis Schroder said he’s not worried about the outcome of his criminal case for battery in DeKalb County.

“I’m not concerned, really, right now,” Schroder said Wednesday, a day after the Hawks concluded their season. “I was focused on the season. Now I’ve got time to focus on it, talk to my lawyer about it. I think I meet him tomorrow, and then we’ll go from there.”

Schroder added that he expects the case to be resolved during the offseason: “I think it’s going to be done.”

Brookhaven Police arrested Schroder and three other men on misdemeanor battery charges Sept. 29. Police said a video recording of the incident showed Schroder "initiate contact" with the victim and that all four arrested individuals later struck the victim with their hands and feet. Police said they had responded to a call about a fight in a shopping center parking lot on Buford Highway.

The case was transferred to the DeKalb County District Attorney's office March 6. DeKalb Assistant Solicitor-General Tommy McNulty recommended to DA Sherry Boston that the defendants be charged with felony battery. McNulty wrote in a letter to Boston that the defendants "maliciously" caused bodily harm to the victim including a torn meniscus and torn ACL in one of his knees.

Yvette Jones, director of communications for the DeKalb DA, said he case remains under investigation and that no charging decisions have been made.

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