YouTuber charged with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly

YouTuber charged with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly
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  • calendar-gray 05 June 2020

YouTuber Jake Paul has been charged with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly during unrest at a mall in Arizona, APA reports citing BBC.

The 23 year old has denied any involvement in looting or vandalism at the mall in Scottsdale on Sunday.

Local police said they had received hundreds of tips about his presence.

At least 20 people have been arrested in the incident, part of widespread unrest across US cities in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

Since the unarmed African-American died in police custody in Minneapolis last month, more than 10,000 people have been arrested in US unrest, according to a tally compiled by the Associated Press.

Violence at the Scottsdale mall was estimated to have cost millions of dollars in damages and theft.

Police say they have since recovered thousands of dollars in stolen property.

In a statement on Thursday, the Scottsdale Police Department said that, as part of its investigations, "it was confirmed that Jake Paul was in attendance and remained inside after an unlawful assembly was declared".

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