Victoria po­lice of­fi­cers as­saulted over B.C. Day long week­end

Times Colonist - - The Capital / Island -

Sev­eral Victoria po­lice of­fi­cers were as­saulted over the past few days, be­gin­ning with an in­ci­dent about 11 p.m. Fri­day in which a woman re­fused to leave a tem­po­rary hous­ing fa­cil­ity on Gorge Road East.

The woman, whom po­lice de­scribed as “ag­gres­sive,” was ar­rested and placed in a po­lice ve­hi­cle, then at­tacked an of­fi­cer. The of­fi­cer was able to com­plete her shift.

The woman faces charges of as­sault­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer, mis­chief and pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance.

On Satur­day, po­lice re­sponded to a re­port of a woman in cri­sis harm­ing her­self in the 2400 block of Dou­glas Street. After she was taken into pro­tec­tive cus­tody un­der the Men­tal Health Act, she spat in the face of one of­fi­cer, and struck and spat on another.

Con­cern about COVID-19 and other diseases means the of­fi­cers will need med­i­cal mon­i­tor­ing.

That was fol­lowed on Mon­day by of­fi­cers called to deal with a man re­ported to be us­ing a me­tal pole to break a bus window near Hill­side Av­enue and Quadra St. As po­lice moved to ar­rest him, he dropped the pole and be­came com­bat­ive with three of­fi­cers.

A con­ducted-energy weapon was used to sub­due the man.

Three charges of as­sault, one of re­sist­ing ar­rest and one of mis­chief are be­ing rec­om­mended.

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