Victoria police are recommending charges of obstruction and assault after an Integrated Canine Service (ICS) officer was headbutted during an arrest early Tuesday.
On Sept. 14 around 2 a.m., VicPD was called to the parking lot of a multi-unit residence in the 3000-block of Douglas Street for a report of a man kicking the building and smashing glass bottles. Officers located a suspect a couple of blocks away, but the man fled on a bicycle.
The ICS officer eventually located and arrested a suspect in the 2900-block of Jutland Road after a foot pursuit and a struggle.
According to a VicPD news release, while officers searched the suspect the individual headbutted the ICS officer and spat toward another officer, while yelling he was infected with the COVID-19 virus.
VicPD is recommending charges of obstructing a peace officer and assaulting a peace officer.
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