Cops nab suspect in Brooklyn forcible touching incident who assaulted officer

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The man suspected in an assault on a police officer Monday has been apprehended and is in police custody, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said on Wednesday.
Credit: DCPI

The man suspected of assaulting a police officer in Park Slope on Monday has been apprehended and is in custody, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said on Wednesday.

Kelly said the officer’s shoulder was dislocated in a struggle with the suspect on Monday afternoon when she stopped and questioned him. The suspect tried to run away, but the officer grabbed him. Her shoulder was dislocated and the suspect managed to flee.

At the time, a Good Samaritan chased the suspect but lost him, Kelly said.

That same witness saw the suspect again Wednesday and took a photo of him. He gave the photo to the local police precinct, which in turn passed it on to the Special Victims Squad. The Special Victims Squad tracked him down coming out of his house, Kelly said.

There were four related forcible touching incidents being investigated, but Kelly said it remains to be seen whether he was the suspect in all four incidents.

In the most recent incident, a man groped an 11-year-old girl from behind.

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