VIDEO: Female Officer Brutally Attacked By Driver Involved In Car Crash
Fort Lauderdale, FL – A Fort Lauderdale police officer was viciously attacked by one of the drivers involved in a crash she was investigating (video below).
The brutal assault occurred just at 2500 Northwest 19th Street just before 4 p.m. on Jan 16, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.
Cell phone footage showed the unnamed Fort Lauderdale police officer as she spoke with a man involved in the crash scene.
The man, later identified as 29-year-old Marcelas Terrell Jones, suddenly began punching the officer in the head and upper body, the video showed.
The suspect continued to advance on her as the officer scrambled backwards in a failed attempt to create distance between them.
The officer deployed her Taser, but it appeared to have no effect.
Jones then slammed the officer up against a chain-link fence and pushed her through a gateway,
Two security guards jumped into the fray just before the clip ended.
Additional officers responded to the scene and placed Jones under arrest, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.
He was transported to the Broward County Jail on charges of leaving the scene of a crash with property damage, two counts of resisting arrest with violence, and aggravated battery on an officer.
“I’m very concerned based on these allegations,” Broward County Assistant State’s Attorney Eric Linder told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “He strangled the arresting officer.”
Jones’ bond was set at $25,200.
The officer did not suffer any serious injuries as a result of the attack, and is expected to make a full recovery.
You can watch cell phone footage of the officer’s encounter with Jones in the video below: