Two men charged in large weekend brawl; more charges, suspects possible
Two men were arraigned today in Boston Municipal Court on charges that they participated in a large brawl and kicked people who were on the ground in the hours after a peaceful Red Sox World Series parade had concluded, officials said.
Liam Browne, 23, of West Roxbury and Kieran Boyle, 21, of Dedham were arrested Saturday on Milk Street in Boston, according to a statement from the Suffolk district attorney’s office.
During the fight, around 3 p.m. Saturday, Browne allegedly kicked the head of a 25-year-old man who was on the ground; Boyle is accused of kicking a 23-year-old man.
The brawl occurred several hours after the parade and happened far away from the parade route. The victims were treated at Massachusetts General Hospital, said Jake Wark, spokesman for Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.
Browne and Boyle were both charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in the form of a shod foot, prosecutors said. A not-guilty plea was entered on their behalf.
Browne was released on $1,000 cash bail. Boyle was held on $4,000 cash bail. Both men were ordered to stay away from the victims. Browne and Boyle are to return to court in January, prosecutors said.
The investigation into the fight continues, prosecutors said.
“It was a large brawl, with more than a dozen individuals present,” Wark said. “The investigators are still working out the sequence of events, and that includes who struck whom.”Jasper Craven can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @Jasper_Craven