Three teens arrested for attacking police officer at restaurant
POSTED: Monday, November 4, 2013 - 7:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 3:20pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Baton Rouge police arrested three teens over the weekend for allegedly hurting a police officer.
The incident happened late Saturday night at the Chili's on Constitution Avenue.
The officer was working a detail at the restaurant, and approached a customer about using foul language toward the employees.
The officer was then attacked from behind by three people and fell to the floor; the teens allegedly started kicking and hitting him.
Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. stated, "He suffered minor injuries and required a few stitches for a laceration, but besides that he was fine.”
Police arrested Rodney Lee and Dequincy McCray, both 17, and Rineisha Smith, 18, for Second-Degree Battery, Disturbing the Peace and Resisting an Officer with Violence.