2 N.J. officers injured arresting pot dealer
The Jersey Journal
UNION CITY, New Jersey — Two cops were injured during a melee Friday while arresting a suspected marijuana dealer and his four pals, police reports said.
Responding to a complaint that a group of young men was selling drugs at 29th Street and Central Avenue, two police officers approached the group at around 10:30 p.m. At that point, Espinosa dropped a brown bag containing about 20 small bags of marijuana, police said.
He began to fight with the two officers who tried to arrest him, then yelled out to his friends to "pick up the bags," but instead they joined in to help Espinosa fight off the cops, reports said.
Approximately 15 backup officers arrived and surrounded the group.
Realizing they were outnumbered, the group tried to flee but was caught, reports said.
The two officers who initiated the arrests suffered scratches, bruises and strains in the melee.
Copyright 2007 Jersey Journal
Full story: ...