Officer Attacked While Breaking up Fight
A Cheektowaga Police Officer is recovering from a concussion he suffered a few weeks ago while arresting two 16 year old girls at the Walden Galleria. The officer was in the Walden Galleria on April 8th when a shopper came up to him and reported that two girls were about to get into a fight. The officer responded to the area and found the two girls already exchanging punches. He ordered the two to break it up but they refused to do so. He stepped in between them to separate the two and as he did so, several other youths with the girls attacked him from behind. One of the youths bit the officer on the hand breaking skin and causing it to bleed. Another one kicked the officer and a third hit the officer over the head with a heavy object. The original two girls were arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest. The others are unknown at this time. The Officer is currently out of work and being treated for a concussion and an infected bite to the hand. Cheektowaga Police are asking anyone with information on the identity of the unknown youths to contact the police department at 686-3505 or text anonymously to TIP411 (847411). Start your message with CPDNY then type the message.