An Oak Bay police officer was injured while breaking up a party Saturday evening.
According to the Oak Bay Police Department, youths were drinking and yelling at a party in McNeil Bay and when the single officer arrived to break up the get-together, some of the party-goers began exclaiming “F*** the Blue.”
The officer was injured while apprehending a “larger male” attempting to leave the scene, said Deputy Chief Ray Bernoties. “He received a swollen knee, some abrasions and bleeding on his hands.”
The member called for back up, which Bernoties said came from both the Oak Bay department and others.
Anti-police rhetoric has been more common lately, said police.
“There have been some important discussions recently about police accountability,” Bernoties said. “However, there has also been a great deal of inflammatory and inaccurate generalizations made.”
Just talked to our injured member. He's doing well & fit for duty. 👍 First time in 24 yrs he's called for urgent back up. Thx to @vicpdcanada & @SaanichPolice for quick response. 🙏 He asked the youth afterward "Was I disrespectful in anyway?" He just looked down & was silent.
— Oak Bay Police (@OakBayPolice) July 6, 2020