Police officers hospitalized after being jumped by group of teenagersBy Mason White 11:17 AM December 31, 2014
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By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) Two Massachusetts police officers were hospitalized after being assaulted by a group of teenagers.
One male and one female officer in Boston, were attacked by the group of seven people on Monday night, while trying to serve an arrest warrant, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.
Police went to an apartment to serve the warrant for Woobenson Morisset, 19, when he called his siblings and cousins for help.
According to police, seven teenagers between the ages of 13 and 19, attacked the officers.
Lorcen Morisset, 18, was arrested, but he denied hitting the officers. According to police, there were 5 juveniles including four girls involved. The other two were 17 and 18 years old.
A Boston Police spokesperson said that the officers were beaten and choked. Both officers were hospitalized with injuries, and will require time off work to recover.
Some of the people at the scene recorded the incident on phones, but police confiscated them. Family members said that the video showed the officers beating their brother.
The five juveniles were jailed and later released to a parent or guardian on $1 bail.
The 17 and 18 year olds are being held on $500 bail. Both were ordered to wear GPS tracking devices and have been ordered to obey a curfew while staying away from the victims.