Police officers in Annapolis, Maryland, were assaulted during the arrest of a man at a Fourth of July party. According to the police report, the officers were responding to a noise complaint when they encountered a man who was allegedly disruptive and refused to comply with their orders. When they attempted to arrest him, he resisted and assaulted several officers.
The incident occurred on Monday, July 4, at a party in the 100 block of South Cherry Grove Avenue. According to the police report, officers were called to the scene at around 10:30 p.m. after receiving a complaint about loud music and people shouting.
When they arrived, they found a large group of people gathered outside a residence and attempted to disperse the crowd. However, they encountered a man who was allegedly disruptive and refused to comply with their orders. The man, who had not been identified, was arrested.
During the arrest, the man resisted and assaulted several officers, according to the police report. Additional officers were called to help subdue the suspect, who was eventually taken into custody.
The assaulted officers sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene. The suspect was charged with multiple counts of assault on a police officer and disorderly conduct.
The incident is just one of many instances of violence against law enforcement officers in recent years. According to the FBI, assaults on law enforcement officers increased by 11.2% from 2020 to 2021, and the estimated number of officers sustaining at least one injury from assaults increased by 18.3% during the same period. Additionally, 59 police officers were killed in the line of duty from January 1, 2021, to September 30, 2021, according to statistics reported to the FBI.
The Annapolis Police Department has not released any further information about the incident.
The assault on police officers during an arrest at a Fourth of July party in Annapolis highlights the ongoing violence against law enforcement officers. The incident serves as a reminder of the risks that police officers face every day in the line of duty.