The suspect, pictured here, assaulted a police officer after the cop asked him about a recent forcible touching incident in the area. Credit: DCPI
While investigating a series of recent forcible touching incidents in Park Slope, a police officer was assaulted by a man she was questioning, police said.
Officers were in the vicinity of Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street about 3:40 p.m. Monday when one of the officers stopped to question a man about the gropings. The man then assaulted the officer and fled the scene.
The officer was treated for a dislocated shoulder at Methodist Hospital.
Police released the above photo of the suspect, who was wearing a T-shirt featuring the band A Perfect Circle.
Meanwhile, police released a sketch of a man wanted for groping an 11-year-old girl in the same neighborhood last week. The victim was walking in front of 397 Fourth St. on Nov. 8 when the suspect approached her from behind and squeezed her buttocks, police said.
The suspect is between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-11 with a slim build.
It is not yet clear whether the suspect who groped the 11-year-old girl is the same suspect who assaulted the officer, police said, though that was the incident the assaulted officer was investigating.
Police released this sketch of the suspect wanted for groping an 11-year-old girl in Park Slope on Nov. 8. (Credit: DCPI)