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DA Will Not Pursue Criminal Charges in Middleton Place Beating

The 'lack of sufficient evidence to conclude a public offense was committed' was the basis for the District Attorney's decision not to file the case, according to police.

DA Will Not Pursue Criminal Charges in Middleton Place Beating
By AUTUMN JOHNSON
Pleasanton Police, after completing their investigation of an altercation on Middleton Place last September that left one man suffering from severe head injuries, say no charges will be filed by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.

According to a statement released by police, " The Alameda County District Attorney has chosen not to pursue criminal charges citing lack of sufficient evidence to conclude a public offense was committed."

The case has been closed and no further investigation is pending, police officials said.

"Pleasanton Police Detectives have remained well connected with the Lamont Family throughout the investigation and have continuously updated them on the status and findings. The Lamont family has requested that no further media attention be given to the case and that they not be contacted for comment as they would simply like to put the incident behind them and continue to focus on healing."

David Lamont, 51, was seriously injured after the incident involving Lamont and four others. On Sept. 21, around 12:11 a.m., police responding to a 911 hang-up call say a man, later identified as Lamont, was found unconscious laying in the street in the 4900 block of Middleton Place. 

Investigators believe the victim had gone outside to confront a loud group of teenagers in the cul-de-sac when he was attacked and badly beaten.  

In a previous Patch report, Pleasanton Police said the  four other people involved in the incident have been identified and questioned but no arrest has been made. 

Craig Mullins, a friend of David Lamont's family, created a fundraising page for the Lamont family to help with the expenses associated with 51-year-old's recovery.  Over $24,275.00 in donations have been raised to date. 
In Jan. friends and family of Lamont said he was slowly improving and has hit major milestones such as relearning to swallow and walk again thanks to his rehabilitation efforts. 

[Related article: Beating Victim's Family Says He is on a 'Journey Towards Significant Recovery']

Lamont's wife, Agnes Lamont, has been by Lamont's side since the incident. Lamont has two daughters.

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