Police officer slightly injured arresting woman Friday
A police officer was slightly injured Friday evening by a woman he was trying to arrest in Northeast Portland.
The officer , a two-year veteran, was not immediately identified. He was treated at the scene and release.
The suspect is identified Kaitlyn Shermaine Monroe, 25. She was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of assaulting a police officer, interfering with a peace officer, resisting arrest, criminal mischief in the first degree and disorderly conduct in the second degree.
According to police, at 8:07 p.m. on June 7, Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 33rd Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard on a report that a woman was in the roadway attacking passing cars. Officers received information that the woman was walking in the middle of the road with a large kitchen knife in her hand, which she eventually discarded.
An officer arrived on scene and located the woman, who failed to comply with commands. Less lethal munitions were deployed, but they were ineffective. The woman attacked the officer, and the officer deployed his Taser. At the same time, a security guard saw the officer under attack and deployed his pepper spray at the suspect. She was ultimately taken into custody.
The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries. The woman was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.