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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 02/09/2012

Occupy D.C. protester charged with assault on officer released

The Occupy D.C. protester authorities said threw a glass bottle that injured the eye of a Park Police officer was released to a halfway house after a Thursday morning hearing.

Jeremiah D. DeSousa, 29, of Charlotte, was charged with assault after allegedly throwing the bottle during Saturday’s raid on the Occupy encampment in McPherson Square.

A hearing in his case was scheduled for Feb. 28, court officials said.

The officer is out of the hospital and his vision is improving, according to Sgt. David Schlosser, a Park Police spokesman. He has not returned to work, Schlosser said Thursday.

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By and Sylvia Carignan  |  11:59 AM ET, 02/09/2012

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