A Cambridge woman was arrested this week on Massachusetts Crimes of Violence Charges for allegedly assaulting a Brookline Police Officer. She was charged with Assault & Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct.
According to the Brookline Police Department, the officer came across the woman on Harvard Street in Brookline and she appeared to be unsteady on her feet. She and a male companion were apparently trying to locate a taxi. 15 minutes later, the Brookline Police came across the Cambridge woman again, this time in the company of two other men. Upon speaking with her, she then allegedly began yelling at other men passing by to take her home.
When police asked her to sit down, she allegedly became irate and attempted to hit the police officers, spit on them and kicked one in the groin.
The crime of Assault and Battery on a Police Officer is defined as the intentional harmful or offensive touching (however slight) upon a police officer without justification. A conviction for this crime carries a sentence of not less than 90 days and up to 2.5 years in the House of Corrections.
Resisting Arrest is the act of knowingly preventing or attempting to prevent a police officer from effecting an arrest of a person by the use of threats or physical force or violence. The crime of Resisting Arrest is punishable by imprisonment in the House of Corrections for up to 2.5 years.
Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 for consultation on all Massachusetts Crimes of Violence, including Assault & Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct.
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