Another incident with so-called “squeegee-boys” reported, this time involving police
Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison says it happened Tuesday afternoon as two officers were fielding a call related to a squeegee complaint when they were attacked.
In a released statement, Harrison says fortunately the officers only sustained minor injuries are in good spirits. “I expect these suspects to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” said Harrison.
"Violence against our police officers will not be tolerated. Our officers are patrolling our communities every day and continue to work hard to serve our communities.”
Harrison says he supports the actions of these officers and is proud of the level of professionalism displayed, even when under attack.
“As a community, we must come together to support our police officers and make clear that we will not stand for this type of behavior," said Harrison.
Word the latest “squeegee boy” attack comes on the heels of a violent weekend and continued into the start of the week—8 people were killed in over a dozen shootings and a fatal stabbing.
It’s the second incident reported involving an attack on a Baltimore police officer. In January, surveillance video captured an incident in which a Sergeant was conducting a business check on Pennsylvania Avenue, when a suspect became argumentative. The suspect spat on the officer and a crowd circled and began kicking the officer while he was on the ground attempting to make an arrest. No further details were given about Tuesday’s squeegee assault.