Hours after Boston and State Police broke up a huge brawl at the South Bay AMC complex, police broke up another brawl that erupted outside the AMC Boston Common on Tremont Street, then moved down Avery Street towards the Ritz-Carlton, around 11 p.m. on Sunday.
Boston Police report arresting five teens, between 13 and 16 as they and State, Transit and Suffolk University police quelled the fighting. A 16-year-old was charged with jumping on a cop's back and trying to strangle him - as the officer tried to help another cop who had been knocked to the ground and was getting punched and kicked - police say.
Officers issued lawful commands for the group to disperse from the area which they refused. The large group continued to block both vehicle and pedestrian traffic on streets in the surrounding area. Officers observed one juvenile jump on top of a car and began to stomp on the roof of the vehicle.
Officers attempted to break up multiple fights, and other juveniles began to assault officers. Officers began to be surrounded by the group who continued to shout obscenities at officers attempting to arrest suspects.
An officer was pushed to the ground and was continuously punched and kicked by the group. A responding officer attempted to help, was also assaulted by the group to include a juvenile jumping on the officer’s back and placing the officer in a chokehold.
In addition to the teen charged with trying to choke the cop, two 14-year-olds were charged as delinquent for assault and battery on a police officer. Another 14-year-old was charged as delinquent for affray; a 13-year-old as delinquent for malicious destruction of property.