Police: Sisters attack 'snitch bitch,' officers in smoking dustup at Forest Hills
MBTA Transit Police report arresting two teens at the upper busway at the Forest Hills T stop yesterday morning on charges they attacked a police officer trying to stop them from smacking around a woman who objected to one of them lighting up a cigarette.
According to a police report, Shirrell Niles, 17, of Newton, was about to light up around 11:50 a.m. in front of a "No Smoking" sign and not far from an MBTA cop. One of her friends reportedly told her not to light up, to which Niles allegedly replied "Fuck them! They can't tell me what to do." A woman sitting nearby also told her not to light up; when Niles declined to comply, the woman got the cop's attention:
Shirell approached the female patron, called her a "Snitch Bitch!", and assaulted her by trying to smack her in the face with an open hand. Officer Antoine approached Shirell and grabbed her to separate her from the female patron. ... Shirell then assaulted Officer Antoine by attempting to smack him in the face with an open hand as well. Officer Antoine then tried to place Shirell under arrest by placing one
handcuff on her left wrist. Shirell resisted the arrest by striffening her arm, and kicked Officer Antoine three times in the left shin, while trying to pull free of his grasp.
As another officer moved in to help, according to the report, so did Niles's sister, Shenitta, 18, who demanded they get their hands off her sister and then began to try to pull her sister away from the officers, the report says. After a struggle, police say, she failed. Both were charged with assault and battery on a police officer.
This is the second incident of smoking-related violence on the T in a month. On April 11, a bus crashed on Dudley Street after, police allege, at least three teens began beating a bus driver who told them to stop smoking.