Wednesday, 31 March 2010 20:41
HUGO — Two Hugo Police officers had to resort to pepper spray on a number of out-of-control teens and adults Sunday in the Hugo housing complex known as Circle G on Hugo’s south side.
According to Hugo PD reports, officer Tandy Low arrived at Circle G and observed a 15-year-old individual yelling obscenities at a crowd of people. As she exited her police vehicle and moved toward the teen, a 14-year-old charged toward the officer.
Officer Low said two of the teens became embroiled in a fight, at which time she attempted to separate them. She said the unruly crowd swarmed around the two individuals and herself, during which time she was struck repeatedly on the back and sides, in an effort to neutralize the attackers.
HPD Officer Billy Covington reported that he observed four to six black male subjects fighting in front of Officer Low’s car and even up on the hood of the police car. Covington said as Officer Low attempted to separate two individuals who were fighting, a female began kicking Low from behind.
Covington said that he began pulling subjects off of Officer Low as she began to use her pepper spray on the individuals hitting and kicking her.
As Officer Covington pulled people off of officer Low, one of the combative youths began to curse him saying, “F... you, and get the f...off of me. You can’t tell me what to do.”
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