Employee Locked Police Out Of Building As Cop Inside Was Getting Kicked In Face

A community center employee locked backup officers out as cops inside were fighting armed suspects.

Boston, MA - Boston police announced on Friday that officers were locked out of a community center while a cop inside was getting kicked in the face by an armed suspect.

The incident happened on Thursday when officers in the City Wide Drug Control Unit were in the area of 2 Estabrook Road, Boston PD said.

The officers were surveilling the area for a 16-year-old male who was a suspect in an ongoing firearm investigation, as part of an attempt to serve a search warrant on him.

The officers saw the suspect walking with a 15-year-old male while appearing to be nervous, looking around anxiously, and clutching a backpack close to his body.

The two individuals entered the Dewitt Community Center. Two officers followed behind and were buzzed in by a staff member.

After explaining the warrant to the front desk staffer, the officers were directed to an upstairs classroom where the juveniles were at.

They informed the classroom proctor of their intentions, and waited as the juveniles came out towards them.

Once the two juveniles exited the classroom, they pushed the officers and started to flee.

One of the officers was able to hold one suspect while the second officer caught the second suspect at the top of the stairs.

The suspect at the top of the stairs fought with the officer, which sent them both tumbling down the stairs to the first floor. During the fight, the suspect repeatedly kicked the officer in the face and upper body.

Backup officers arrived to help, but the community center staffer refused to unlock the doors. The backup officers were forced to stand outside as they could see the fight at the other side of the doors.

The officers were finally allowed to enter, and they took the suspects into custody.

Two officers were transported to the hospital for treatment of their injuries.

A search of the suspect's backpack revealed a loaded revolver.

When the community center staffer was questioned about why she delayed in letting the officers in, she said that she had just been reprimanded by a supervisor for allowing the initial officers in the building, even though the officers had a search warrant.

The 16-year-old suspect was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a firearm on a public way, assault & battery on a police officer and resisting arrest.

The 15-year-old suspect was charged with assault & battery on a police officer and interfering with police officers.

Both suspects were out on bail at the time of the attack, and their new bail was set to $25,000 for the 16-year-old and $5,000 for the 15-year-old, according to Boston Globe.

The community center employee has not been charged.

Boston Herald reports that the director of the Dewitt Community Center and the chief executive of the Madison Park Development Corp., which operates the center, have not responded to repeated media requests for comment.

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Comments (54)
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Katarina
Katarina

The community center employee AND her POS supervisor should BOTH be arrested for obstruction and interferring! The injured officers should also sue them for their injuries. This could have resulted in death.

Ron1617
Ron1617

Definitely charge the 2 Community Center employees for obstructing.

Adventures
Adventures

Employee & Supervisor should be charged. Officer should get a great lawyer and sue the community center.

Bella911
Bella911

The community center should be held responsible for this entire situation they produced a signed warrant by a court they should at least be charged with interfering with a police investigation, the assault on the two Police Officer's should be on them as well. What would have been the outcome if that kid shot the two Officer's at point blank range, with all of their backup outside helpless watching an assault and murder of their teammates? I'm surprised Boston PD didn't just smash through the door to get inside considering what was taking place.

burgerallday
burgerallday

I really do believe that better gun control would help. You know, one more law for these scumbags to ignore. And also, did the Officers allow the victim to read the warrant and call their Mommy?

thebronze
thebronze

They should've arrested the employee for interfering/obstructing.

tonyanger
tonyanger

I am continually sickened by the youth of today as well as their parents...they are taught to disrespect the police and having a community center manager obstruct the officers is a crime in it self. He should be fired and charged.

BlueMooseCode4
BlueMooseCode4

Is the glass break proof? If that had been my team from back in the day that door would be shattered glass all over the floor. Officers need to stop with putting up with the bull shit and do what they know is right come hell or high water. Better to be tried by 12 then carried by 6.

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

Officers in a roll-around fight? You effect entry, you don't wait for someone to let you in.

Forbidden
Forbidden

I am 16 years old and want to be a conservation officer in michigan. I think the media had a part in this. people look at a short video on a phone and forget their are police reports and bodycam footage. But they refuse to do the extra 10-15 minutes to do a little extra tapping on their phones to see what is really going on. 599 people were shot by police 238 were white and 113 were black. if people anti police people saw this they would say its fake. But, it was in The washington post, so this has to be true.

rover77
rover77

that employee needs to be charged with obstruction and delaying

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

If the officer was calling for helop, the door should have gone down and the employee should have also been arrested.

jaxholley
jaxholley

I am totally surprised the officers didn't break the door down

WeasyB
WeasyB

I see jail time for the supervisor and possibly the staff member that would not let the police in.I don't care what my supervisor said they had a search warrant this was bull unless that supervisor had something to hide.This was wrong from the beginning who locks a community building door like that when fight with officers are going on.Something is not right here.

crsfructso
crsfructso

Fire the director. Make him do community service for hampering and investigation or apprehension of a suspect.

cabman86
cabman86

It didn't say but is this a city owned community center? These people running this need charges.

JBo
JBo

Even if the door and glass is bullet proof...bet it's not squad car proof.

Feddupp
Feddupp

And I will bet they were black.

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

WTF!!!!!! The community center employee was not charged??? Why NOT!?!?!?

Luisa1948
Luisa1948

Yes the media's war on police contributes to officers being mistreated by liberals. Liberal media is dangerous and should be charged for inciting riots and attacks on police officers.

The express
The express

Forget about the community Center for a minute they were out on bail,and some stupid ass judge gave them bail again WTF do they have to do kill someone before they keep them in jail.

GForce48
GForce48

The anti-police sentiment is a direct result of the "fundamental change" that 0bama and Holder were looking to instill upon America society! They disparaged police and police activity any chance that they got in the biased mass media even before they knew the full circumstances.

Grog
Grog

Why didn't they smash the door in? Obama created this mess! This is his legacy!

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

The manager of the "community " center should be charged with interfering with an officer , at the very least. I'd also call for an investigation into the center and it's policies , on all levels , and I'd love to see them shut down until that review is done.

RPG156
RPG156

She should be charged as an accessory to assault on a police officer. And her boss, who reprimanded her should also be charged and fired. What is up with that town?

Berzirkir369
Berzirkir369

I'm sorry. But there is no way in he'll I would have stood there while my fellow officers were getting beat. Glass or no glass!!!

Mic911
Mic911

Tell you what if I seen one of my fellow officers being beaten, I would be doing everything in my power to get to them!! Including breaking doors down and knocking heads if needed, this was total BS. Community center employees should have been charged and that door would be in pieces on the ground. Screw the reprimand she received, she had a duty as a citizen to assist those officers and buzzing that door open!

VWells
VWells

Of course the media has a hand for their lack of support, but blame should be placed with the supervisor entirely ‼️ Law enforcement had a legal right with their search warrant. Charges against the supervisor should also be filed as she is responsible for 2 officers being injured‼️ What the hell is wrong with people today? Blue Lives Matter‼️🇺🇸🇺🇸👮‍♀️👮‍♀️❤️❤️

Bonneville Kid
Bonneville Kid

I would bet that these "employees" are Libs, hate guns, but yet tried to interfere with LE and one of the suspects was carrying a gun. This is why people should not interfere with our job, they dont know all the facts, just like their former glorious leader, "the cops acted stupidly, but I dont know all the facts".

Igotyour6
Igotyour6

I bet if even one of those employees thought that they where in need of help from a police officer, that door would get unlocked super fast ! All involved in not unlocking the door should have charges brought against them !

GoldenPigeon
GoldenPigeon

Disgusting, the employee should also get charged.

BlueProtects
BlueProtects

The employee should be brought up on the same charges as the partner in crime.

Irishiz1313
Irishiz1313

If u look at the photo of the Dewitt Center u will see glass front doors & cops saw cop inside getting kicked So WHY the F didnt they break the glass doors to rescue the cop?????

DRTice
DRTice

Don't forget to charge the employee's supervisor. they need to lose their job.

Lt Retired OCPD
Lt Retired OCPD

With a search warrant you don’t need permission to enter. In Pa. if you refuse then it is resisting other law enforcement as well as obstruction. I have used them both and went in anyway.

Ligoon01
Ligoon01

They should have just kicked in the door!!

Memaw187
Memaw187

Employee and supervisor need to be charged with obstruction. Definitely due to the media stirring up trouble these days,this kind of disrespect needs to be dealt with hard and fast

TheMickster
TheMickster

If the gunman would have injured or killed anyone, it would be the police's fault regardless of the locked door.

Doc45
Doc45

BULLSHIT! Charge her also!!

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

Staffer should've been arrested for aiding and abetting...but mostly being stupid. Supervisor should've been arrested for obstructing justice...and being an idiot.

Boogers Allday
Boogers Allday

Probably one of Obama's sons.

Gabe1000
Gabe1000

Wonder why they were carrying a gun into the center? The police may have stopped a potential mass shooting.

308Rem
308Rem

Absolutely, the media has slur to do with this. The employee should be charged. I don't care of she was reprimanded before. Cops are getting shot and killed every day. Where are all the people demanding justice. Thanks Obama for creating the war on police. Scum bag

Walt 324
Walt 324

Yes the media is responsible as well as people like Max Waters. The store manager should be charged with Obstructing the Police and accessory to their injuries. A 45 would have opened that door.