The police report has been released in the case of the woman who was beaten in McDonald's yesterday, although redacted. And the victim was identified as female in it. The Smoking Gun identifies her as Chrissy Lee Polis The police report says that the fight started as a "verbal argument" in the women's bathroom, and also says that the older woman who appears later in the video was punched in the face but did not seek medical attention.
The perpetrators were 14 and 18. The 14-year-old will be charged as a juvenile, while charges have not yet been filed against the 18-year-old as the state attorney's office reviews the case.
It's interesting that a conservative, cis, gay man's site would erase the transgender aspect of this story.
The state of Maryland does include gender identity in its hate crimes law, but, bizarrely, the state attorney is quoted in the Daily Mail saying that he's looking for a racial motivation:
State's Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger said hate crime charges were being considered.
'If there is evidence that the crime was racially motivated, we will take a look at those charges and see if we meet those elements. We have the ability, if the facts are there, to upgrade the charges at a later date,' Shellenberger said.
Local news in Baltimore has covered the story. Here are some reports.