Police officer hurt while making arrest at tent city

Officer sent to hospital with non life-threatening injuries

  • May. 24, 2016 5:00 a.m.

A Victoria police officer was sent to hospital with non life-threatening injuries she received while making an arrest at tent city Tuesday afternoon.

According to police, two special duty officers — assigned as part of the enhanced public safety plan around the homeless camp — spotted a woman in the area who had an outstanding warrant.

When officers tried to apprehend the woman, she fled from police, sparking a brief foot chase that ended with the woman’s arrest in the homeless camp.

The woman remains in custody for her outstanding warrant. Police are also recommending a charge of assaulting a police officer.

The city recently approved $113,000 in funding for police to deploy more officers in the area around tent city from now until Sept. 30.





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