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