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Officers were punched, bear hugged, threatened during Mother’s Day fight

Now 3 people face charges in connection with dispute that drew 49 police units
A Mother's Day fight at a residence on Devaughn Street drew 49 police units. Authorities say it...
A Mother's Day fight at a residence on Devaughn Street drew 49 police units. Authorities say it happened after they got reports that a female had refused to leave.
Updated: May. 12, 2019 at 10:39 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A man and a woman are accused of assaulting Shreveport police officers.

And another man is suspected of threatening officers.

It all occurred while police were attempting to break up a Mother’s Day dispute in the 2500 block of Devaughn Street.

Authorities say the fight ensued after a female refused to leave a residence there.

Then came the assaults on the responding officers, and other officers responded en masse.

All told, 49 officers were on the scene between Portland and Virginia avenues where the fight was reported at 4:46 p.m., Caddo 911 dispatch records show.

Before the fight, the Police Department received a call about a female refusing to leave a residence, Officer Christina Curtis said.

Shreveport police are investigating a fight that authorities say ensued after a female refused...
Shreveport police are investigating a fight that authorities say ensued after a female refused to leave a Devaughn Street residence. (Source: Kenley Hargett/KSLA News 12)

The female still was refusing to leave when the fight broke out.

Several people pushed an officer into a ditch when she attempted to break up the crowd, Shreveport City Jail booking records show.

After getting out of the ditch, the officer was punched in one of her eyes when she tried to make contact with one of the people who pushed her.

That led to the arrest of 56-year-old Viola Green, who was booked into the City Jail at 7:10 p.m. on a charge of battery on a police officer.

“Officers responded to a fight where other officers were trying to disperse a fight, the suspect advanced on the officer in an aggressive manner with a clenched fist,” states the narrative on another arrest made in connection with the dispute.

“The suspect was taken to the ground, where he resisted by kicking and trying to strike officers.”

As a result, 21-year-old Torell Lewis was booked into City Jail at 7:15 p.m. on one count each of resisting a police officer with force/violence, resisting an officer and interfering with a police investigation.

And while yet another officer was attempting to apprehend someone, another man “... grabbed (the) officer from behind in a bear hug attempting to throw ...” booking records state.

Antoine L. Hardeman, 35, was booked into the City Jail at 7:25 p.m. Sunday on one count each of battery on a police officer, resisting an officer with force/violence and interfering with a police investigation.

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