Colorado Springs cop attacked trying to break up fight

19 Mar

An early-morning scuffle between police and four people led to a head injury for one police officer and a man going to jail.

The fight happened just after 1 a.m. today after police were called to the El Vecino Apartments at 1802 Monterey Road in southeast Colorado Springs. Several people were arguing and fighting when police arrived. When officers tried to break it up, two people turned their aggression toward them.

According to a police report, Anitwain Ellis, 24, who later was taken to the El Paso County jail, “violently pushed” a female officer. The officer fell hard, the report said, injuring her knee and head.

After police used pepper spray to control Ellis and another person, two more people joined the fight. Officers eventually hit them with a Taser.

Ellis was arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of assault on a police officer while the other three people were cited on suspicion of obstruction and let go.

The injured officer was taken to a local hospital to be treated and was later released.

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