AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — A white woman is charged with assaulting an 11-year-old black girl in what the girl’s lawyer calls a racially motivated attack.
The woman accused Skhylur Davis of stealing her mail on May 11, attorney Justin Bamberg said.
Elizabeth Shirey grabbed Skhylur by her arms and pulled them, according to an Aiken Department of Public Safety report.
Once the woman saw the address on the mail and realized that Skhylur had not stolen anything, she let the girl go and apologized, police said.
“After realizing that Skhylur had not done anything wrong, this woman proceeds to offer her cookies, as though that makes things better,” Bamberg said.