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Biddeford men accused of attacking man while shouting racial slurs

Maurice Diggins and Dusty Leo (York County Jail)

BIDDEFORD (WGME) -- The Attorney General's Office says two men shouted racial slurs at a man while attacking him.

Last month, the Attorney General's Office says 27-year-old Dusty Leo and 34-year-old Maurice Diggins, both of Biddeford, pulled up in a pickup truck to a 7-Eleven and started shouting racial slurs at a victim who was walking into the store.

Police say Leo punched the victim, breaking his jaw, and Diggins hit him in the back of the head, throwing him onto the pavement.

The state says the men then chased the victim in their pickup as he ran away.

The Attorney General's Office has filed a civil complaint against Leo and Diggins.

Attorney General Janet Mills stated:

“All Mainers should be shocked by this brutal race-based assault. This attack has shattered the victim’s sense of safety. No person should be afraid to walk to a store for fear of being attacked due to the color of his or her skin. We filed this action to protect not simply this victim but any person of color who might be targeted by these defendants.”
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