Verbatim from BPDnews.com
WHEN TOLD TO GET OUT OF THE STREET … WHY NOT DO IT???
Posted by MediaRelations on January 29, 2011
At about 1:26am, Saturday, January 29, 2011, an officer performing a paid detail in the area of 262 Friend Street requested back-up. On arrival, officers spoke to the detail officer who stated that he was working the detail at the Greatest Bar when bar personnel approached the officer requesting assistance in their efforts to escort a patron from the bar. According to bar personnel, the patron was creating a sizable disturbance. When asked to the leave the establishment, the suspect began to verbally disrespect the officer. Once outside, the suspect ran into the middle of the street and started yelling that he was all wet because he didn’t have his jacket. When asked to get out of the street, the suspect, again verbally disrespecting the officers, refused. When officers instructed the suspect that refusing to get out of the street could result in his arrest, the suspect told the officers that he couldn’t listen to cops who only make ten bucks an hour and only have GEDs. As officers approached the suspect, a 2nd individual stepped between the officers and the 1st suspect in an effort to shield his friend from police. Given the both suspects refusal to comply with lawful instructions, as well as, their refusal to get out of the street, officers arrested both suspects.
Officers arrested Andrew Clark, 23, of Brighton and Ryan Kehoe, 23, of Brighton and charged both Being Disorderly and Resisting Arrest.