Dramatic Dash Cam Video Of Nac Officer Assault Released
This alleged assault of a Nacogdoches Police Officer was caught on his dash cam, there are videos circulating from some of the participants, so in order to offer full transparency they have decided to release this video.
NACOGDOCHES, TX (April 11, 2019): On April 10th an off-duty Nacogdoches Police Department Officer working security contacted a large group of individuals in an apartment complex parking lot in the 1600 block of Cardinal St during a Criminal Trespass Investigation.
The officer is a courtesy officer who resides at the complex. This officer is frequently relied upon to assist the complex with routine security matters. Contact was made due to ongoing issues with trespassing, burglaries, and other criminal issues at the facility.
During the incident the off-duty officer requested back up from on duty officers. Multiple individuals refused orders to stay while the officer attempted to complete the investigation to determine if the group was trespassing. During the incident the officer had two suspects resist arrest at different times. One of the suspects fled the scene on foot. The officer was also assaulted during the incident causing minor injuries. The officer was taken to an area hospital for treatment and later released. Lindsey Ogbonna, 19, years of age from Nacogdoches, TX was arrested during the investigation and charged with Resisting Arrest. The criminal investigation into the assault on the officer is ongoing and further charges may come at a later time.
"Transparency is of utmost importance to the Nacogdoches Police Department," Sgt Brett Ayres, Public Information Officer with the Nacogdoches Police Department said. "Several concerns have been expressed by the community members affected and we are committed to continuing conversations with all involved."
The Nacogdoches Police Department has also released the dash cam video from the officers vehicle to further the goal of transparency.
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