By CBSLA Staff

SANTA MONICA (CBSLA) — A Los Angeles man faces charges of assaulting a police officer after allegedly throwing a 40-ounce glass bottle at the head of an officer during protests in Santa Monica.

(credit: Santa Monica Police Department)

Santa Monica police obtained an arrest warrant Friday for 38-year-old Drew Miller after identifying him as the man who threw a full 40-ounce glass bottle at the back of the head of a police officer during civil unrest and rioting on May 31, according to Lt. Joseph Cortez.

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The bottle had shattered on the officer’s helmet, and the officer was injured.

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Miller is being held on $500,000 bail and is scheduled to make his first court appearance Tuesday.

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Santa Monica police say they continue to investigate crimes committed during protests on May 31. Tips can be shared by calling (310) 458-8451 or emailed to