Crown Heights man faces 14 years in jail after being convicted of assaulting police officersBy Mason White 12:10 PM June 13, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
A Crown Heights man was arrested, charged and convicted of assaulting police officers, prosecutors in New York said.
The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office said that 34-year-old Jonathan Truluck has been found guilty of two counts of second-degree assault stemming from an encounter with the police in which he attacked two officers.
“This case is another example of how a routine stop can take a terrible turn for the police officers, who put their lives on the line every day. Assaulting the police who are just doing their work will not be tolerated,” Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson said.
Truluck of 568 Empire Boulevard, was convicted in a jury trial before Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Delgiudice Vincent, who ordered Truluck remanded into custody. He faces up to 14 years in prison when he is sentenced.
The incident unfolded on Marcy Avenue, when police officers Shanell Parker and Michael Sommer approached Truluck and his brother, who were sitting outside.
The man began to insult the officers, and when officers told them to move on they started screaming. When Officer Parker called for reinforcements, Truluck punched her in the face and a brawl ensued between the officers and the men.
Parker suffered facial swelling and a fractured finger. Sommer needed four staples to close a head laceration. Truluck’s ankle was broken during the fight.