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News Release

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Media Relations

Officers Attacked and Injured

Los Angeles: A man and a woman arrested after attacking officers Monday evening.

On Monday, September 17, 2007, at 11:50 p.m., 77th Area patrol officers Christopher McPheeters and Matthew Casalicchio responded to a Domestic Violence radio call in the 900 block of West 60th Street.

When officers arrived they contacted the person reporting the incident, identified as Hilda Quinones. As they were speaking to her, the suspect identified as Nehemias Quinones was seen in the bedroom. He refused to comply with officers' commands and as they approached he turned around and a use of force occurred. During the use of force, suspect Nehemias Quinones was hit on the head with a collapsible baton. During the altercation, Officer Casalicchio received lacerations to his mouth and face. Suspect Hilda Quinones hit Officer McPheeters several times on his shoulders and back with an unknown hard object.

The suspects were taken into custody without further incident. Suspect Nehemias Quinones was transported to 77th Street Station where he was treated for his injury.

Hilda Quinones was arrested and booked for 245(c) PC Assault with A Deadly Weapon on a Police Officer. Nehemias Quinones was arrested and booked for 243(c)(2) PC Battery on a Police Officer.

Officer Christopher McPheeters is 28 years of age and has been with the Department for 5 years and 6 months. Officer Matthew Casalicchio is 25 years of age and has been with the Department for 2 years and 1 month.

Force Investigation Division personnel are investigating this incident.