Christopher Pate charged with assaulting man with a hammer | WHEC.com

Christopher Pate charged with assaulting man with a hammer

Jennifer Lewke
Updated: October 27, 2020 11:23 PM
Created: October 27, 2020 08:21 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Christopher Pate, a Rochester man who was assaulted by a police officer during an arrest in 2018, has been arrested and charged with second degree assault.

According to court documents, Pate is accused of using a razor blade and a hammer to assault a man at an apartment on River Street in Rochester on Oct. 4.

Pate is currently suing the City of Rochester, Rochester Police Department, the former officer convicted of assaulting him, Michael Sippel, and other members of the department.

Sippel was convicted of misdemeanor assault and is serving a sentence of three years probation for hitting Pate in the face during the incident, causing a facial fracture.

Christopher Pate was arrested by Rochester Police and booked into the Monroe County Jail on Oct. 24, he was later arraigned on the second degree assault charge. According to the court documents, the victim was transported to Rochester General Hospital by ambulance with injuries to face, shoulder and legs.  

News10NBC has reached out to Pate’s attorney, we have yet to hear back.


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