Multiple Police Officers Assaulted During Arrest

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    NBC10 Philadelphia

    Multiple police officers were assaulted by a wanted woman while taking her into custody.

    Twenty-nine year old Jennifer Parker, of Nottingham, kicked the officers and the patrol car when she was placeed under arrest Thursday.

    Parker was wanted in both Maryland and New Jersey for warrants totaling $8,500, according to reports.

    The incident began around 11:45 p.m. when several police units responded to the 3000 block of Meadow Street for a report of a dispute. They found two people in a heated argument over money.

    During the investigation, police found Parker wanted on warrants for failing to appear in court in two states, according to officials.

    As Officer Nicholas Franco walked Parker to the patrol car, the suspect kicked the vehicle, causing a dent. Officer Krzysztof Kowalczyk came over to help restrain the suspect, who then kicked both of the arresting officers.

    She was eventually secured in the police vehicle and officers began to transport her to police headquarters when she started repeatedly kicking and banging her head on the safety divider. For her safety, officers pulled over and tried to further restrain Parker. She then kicked a third officer, William Hutton, in the face.

    The woman was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and criminal mischief for the damage to the patrol vehicle once she was at police headquarters, according to officials.

    Parker is being held on $25,000 bail in addition to the outstanding warrants for $8,500.

    The officers received minor injuries as a result of the assault and did not seek further medical assistance.