Officers Badly Beaten After Domestic Violence Victim Attacks Them

Shaunice Dickerson and Derrick Owens have been arrested for brutally attacking two Cincinnati police officers.

Cincinnati, OH – Two Cincinnati police officers were nearly knocked unconscious during a brutal attack as they were responding to the scene of a domestic disturbance last month.

"It becomes a very scary situation when you're talking about officers losing their memory, maybe even possibly officers losing consciousness,” Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) President Sergeant Dan Hils told WLWT. “Could they have lost control of their firearms? This is just totally unacceptable.”

The incident occurred at approximately 7:20 a.m. at an apartment complex on Nottingham Road, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

"The initial call indicated that a male suspect had a gun and had assaulted the caller and her sister," the Chicago Police Department (CPD) said, according to the paper.

Officers responded the home and began speaking with the caller, who was later identified as 26-year-old Shaunice Dickerson, WXIX reported.

“The one who called for help ended up assaulting the officers,” CPD Captain Paul Broxterman later told WLWT.

“He begins to talk to her, questions her about what’s going on, at which time she punches the officer in the face,” Capt. Broxterman explained to WXIX.

As the officer attempted to take Dickerson into custody, 26-year-old Derrick Owens barged into the melee and disrupted the arrest, giving Dickerson a chance to flee into an apartment.

During the six-minute brawl that ensued, Owens grabbed onto one of the officers’ Tasers and refused to release his hold, police said.

Police ultimately managed to get the combative suspect pinned against a wall while they waited for additional officers to arrive at the scene, Capt. Broxterman told WXIX.

That’s when Dickerson came back outside and attacked the officers, police said.

“The male officer attempts to get her [Dickerson] away, at which time the male subject [Owens] elbows the female officer several times in the face, knocks her head against the wall,” the captain explained.

Cell phone footage showed Owens as he repeatedly slammed his elbow into the officer’s face.

The second officer lost his hold on Dickerson as he tried to stop Owens from assaulting his partner.

One officer suffered “significant facial injuries” during the attack, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

Her nose was also broken, WXIX reported.

“They showed a lot of restraint,” Capt. Broxterman said, according to WCPO. “This subject, especially when the female officer was struck several times, she showed a lot of restraint in keeping him contained until backup officers arrived.”

Fifteen more officers raced to the scene, and were able to place Owens and Dickerson under arrest, WXIX reported.

Owens and the injured officers were transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where they were each treated and released, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

Both officers suffered concussions as a result of the attack, according to WLWT.

Owens has been charged with resisting arrest, robbery, assault, and felonious assault, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

"This male subject that was arrested has been arrested for 41 charges in the past. He's been convicted 15 times," Capt. Broxterman told WLWT.

He said Owens has also been arrested for domestic violence-related offenses on seven occasions, but that the charges were all ultimately dropped because the alleged victims refused to cooperate.

Dickerson has been charged with assault and resisting arrest in connection with the assault on the officers, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer.

Capt. Broxterman also expressed frustration that no one tried to help the officers as they were being assaulted.

"Everybody is quick to film the event – how about coming to the aid of the officer?” the captain said, according to WKRC. “The officer is trying to effect an arrest, a lawful arrest, but yet, some of the public is more interested in getting that bit of fame on Facebook by capturing an incident.”

Comments (101)
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flybynight
flybynight

Lowestcomdoms people? 👌👊👻

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Her nose was also broken... “They showed a lot of restraint,” Capt. Broxterman said.

That's not a good thing, from my perspective. Should use overwhelming force to effect an arrest, IMO. If that means breaking the perp's nose twice, so be it.

LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut

I'm sure the law enforcement readers here would agree at that point after being elbowed in the face so many times she would have been justified in shooting him . The cops on here are asking themselves, "what do you think the animal is going to do with that taser or officer's gun if he gets a hold of it?"

LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut

If I had a daughter I was going to name her Shaunice.

bryantrent
bryantrent

What a dum ads guy him and his girlfriend

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

Open season on raging Baboons !. WTF part of Deadly Force do these Officers NOT Understand ?? They should not be allowed on shift with fellow Officers who could Die as a DIRECT RESULT of COWARDICE with their duty sidearm.

Sharonmk
Sharonmk

No Justice! Cops arrived to help her and she attacks them! No good deed goes unpunished. Cops need a better plan of action when responding to DV calls.

Propolice
Propolice

Should have shot both the stupid animals and let God sort it out! No more of this crap. Don’t answer calls in these thug neighborhoods at all or go in guns drawn! Enough!

Sully4711
Sully4711

We need to be careful in America. If we do not take care of, salute, provide support for our Police officers nobody will step up to be a Police Officer. I am a believer of the death sentence because there a very few taxpayers in this country who want to pay for free room and board for the rest of their life for criminals like these. With 41 charges he has a strong need to meet his Maker. Thank you Police Officers for all you do! Paul Sullivan

Propolice
Propolice

Good deed? It’s their job and their lives. If these animals want help let them pay for private security or kill each other and God will sort it out. I’m just so angry and tired of people hurting our Officers and then blaming the Officer for “needing a better plan of action”

RunCop
RunCop

Lowest common denominators of course.

Johnmoe
Johnmoe

The female should get 1 to 3 year's for this act of punching the Captain. The idiot male 10 year's plus 1 week. Judges drop the ball on this asshole to bad someone didn't shoot him.

RunCop
RunCop

Animal thugs....

Raymelson
Raymelson

Being a law officer has become very dangerous job an in some cases they're charged with murder when they're forced to use their weapon an criminals seem to be protected I don't no what it will take to fix this problem but what I do is it needs to be fixed asap

ChasingYesterday
ChasingYesterday

Should have just let those two lovebirds annihilate each other. Where I come from we call that, "thinning the herd."

Stanracer
Stanracer

The usual hoodrat suspects!😝☹👎

colonelorville
colonelorville

There is just too much about POLICE over reacting. Reforming the police and other garbage like that. In my career I responded as back-up on a situation where the people were shooting each other. I just remember one of the women involved objected because one of the men was arrested in his apricot colored underwear. People just love to complain how officers should behave. Let them all try being one, if they survive, maybe they'll wise up.

Badge204
Badge204

Bottom line.
Officers were hurt very badly. Defense lawyers say my poor client was using her freedom of speech.
She then was attacked for no reason. Boyfriend came to rescue. Was attacked and defended him self. Injuries? They, the police knew they could get hurt doing their job attacking my clients.
Court, slap you on the wrist because prosecutors will except plea deal. So, let’s be real, when attacked in the line of official duty as I was in my career.
You go to war, by using WHAT FORCE NECESSARY. To defend your self and others to effect the arrest. Now officers bring civil action against these idiots. As the idiots do against the city. Finally it is about time the CHIEF AND COMMAND STAFF STAND UP AND SAY YOU ATTACK US. We will respond. God speed all officers. Your job is SO VERY UNFORGIVING. The community has a lot of BAD PEOPLE so respond to ALL CALLS IN FORCE.

DeplorableSam
DeplorableSam

Sounds like it was setup to me. Should also be charged with making a false report, conspiracy to commit murder and anything else applicable and seek the strongest possible punishment.

JMK2244
JMK2244

Seems these days law enforcement officers are "damned if they do and damned if they don't" by being accused of overreacting or underreacting. Good grief.

gfc1963
gfc1963

Should have shot the fuckers.

Devinhurst1
Devinhurst1

What kind of human would attack the officers that are there to help you? That stupid @$!%. She deserves a lot worse than a broken nose. I would have helped the officers on scene if I were there and I would have been killed by all of the residents as soon as the police left...because they are lawless scum.

sbuckner021
sbuckner021

a message to the urinal cakes, of whom video record these situations and persist in their hatred towards LEOs - hoping their prayers to the WorldStarHipHop gods are answered; you are the genital wart on life's taint - when you're not being urinated on in public restrooms.

Razorbackfan
Razorbackfan

The usual COLORED suspects. 😡😡

Rdhdkid
Rdhdkid

I firmly believe that the majority of these events are nothing more than ambushes.

flybynight
flybynight

I was beginning to think you didn't have a mirror in your house. 👌👊

BD54
BD54

Maybe it's time to put the height and weight requirements back on being a LEO. There was nothing sexist about those requirements and this is just another example of what can happen when smaller people, male and female, have to confront larger ones in the performance of their duties, and why the requirements were there in the first place. It is, once again, time to have only the biggest and baddest for our LEOs.

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

Useless feck’n humans! This is when officers should be able to unload.

mike wauters
mike wauters

Now we get to watch as these amazing Planet of the Apes Simians complain about how they were treated.

Sgt167
Sgt167

If they weren’t black they would’ve been shot. They should’ve been shot

edward60
edward60

Ghetto rats attacked police officers. Ghetto rats would rather film the incident rather than assist the officers.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

The usual suspects.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

Rather than film, I’d of helped the officers. The thugs get a simple command, let go of the officers or you will be met with deadly force.

One warning, no negotiation, no repeating myself. Immediately comply or die, your choice.

Saints
Saints

Maybe next time let those two POS ((Owen's and Dickerson)) kill each other... I mean an extreme number of arrests between the two.. no doubt our judicial system is TRASHHHHHH!!!......

usac95
usac95

court it will be a mental disorder with these ghetto asses

RQueen13
RQueen13

That would have been a good time for a real person to show up, who doesn't have to show as much restraint and kick some tail. But then just needs to show just enough restraint to not cause brain damage while kicking that tail!

Janken
Janken

Amazing what color the idiots are. Shame and they blame the cops for being to tough. TO BAD

Hi-estComonDeNomn
Hi-estComonDeNomn

Your right fuck it you win

GreenMarine50
GreenMarine50

That almost happened to me right after I came out of detectives and was working as watch commander. Fortunately for me the department had finally opted for tasers and with the extra cartridges I was carrying I was able to save myself from a serious beating. Plus I was able to arrest the female who beat her husband's head open with a can of beans, after I tased them both. Then I arrested his mom after she got tased when she jumped on my back when I was wrestling with the other two. #Sucks4U