A report came down today from the AJC’s Michael Cunningham that felony charges have been recommended for Dennis Schröder stemming from an September arrest in which he and three other men were arrested on battery charges. Up to this point, the incident was being treated as a misdemeanor, but after reviewing video footage of the night in question, prosecutors are recommending that the case be upgraded to a felony.
DeKalb Assistant Solicitor-General Tommy McNulty wrote a letter to DeKalb District Attorney Sherry Boston in late February to officially recommend the felony charges for all four men:
The case should be handled by your office as an Aggravated Battery because the defendants’ did maliciously cause bodily harm to the victim by depriving him of a member of his body or by seriously disfiguring his body or a member thereof, by causing serious damage to the victim’s knee and leg. The victim’s medical records (enclosed within) indicate that the victim suffered a torn meniscus and torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). These injuries require multiple surgeries and extensive rehabilitation.
It remains to be seen whether Boston will take McNulty’s recommendation and charge Schröder and the others with felonies.