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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

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Los Angeles:  On April 13, 2009, at around 11 p.m., several Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Hollenbeck Area patrol units responded to a radio call in the 1500 block of Michigan Avenue about a disorderly man, possibly with a weapon.  The officers listed below arrived and attempted to detain the man, Moses Fernandez, as a possible suspect.

Fernandez refused to comply with the officers’ commands and resisted them.  A fight ensued between Fernandez and the six officers as they attempted to detain him, but Fernandez was taken into custody and then transported to a local hospital for treatment.  

Four officers sustained minor injuries during the incident, and the LAPD Force Investigation Division is conducting an investigation.  Hollenbeck Area detectives are investigating the crimes against the officers who are listed below:
 
Police Officer II Hyong Perkins, 4 years, 1 month with the Department.
Police Officer I Pedro Alvarez, 9 months with the Department.
Police Officer I James Castillo, 1 year, 6 months with the Department
Police Officer II Jonathan Maldonado, 4 years, 2 months with the Department.
Police Officer II Juan Contreras, 9 years with the Department.
Police Officer I Andrew Woods, 1 year, 6 months with the Department.

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