Two Rochester police officers assaulted in separate incidents this week
(THE MED CITY BEAT) - Two Rochester men are facing charges after assaulting police officers in separate incidents this week.
1. Akot Akot, 43, is accused of punching a female officer in the face around 4:15 a.m. Sunday outside the Kahler Grand Hotel in downtown Rochester.
Authorities were responding to a call from a security guard that an intoxicated man was trying to enter the building. The officer was not seriously injured.
Akot was arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault.
2. Levar Booth, 26, is accused of doing the same Monday night outside a residence in the 2400 block of 26th Street NW.
Police responded to the scene around 9 p.m. after getting several calls about a loud domestic disturbance. Booth, who was accompanied by his two brothers, was arguing with his ex-girlfriend about ownership of two vehicles.
According to a police report, Booth refused to cooperate with officers after they asked him to calm down. The officer was reportedly trying to move Booth into the back of the squad car when he threw the punch.
Two other officers quickly took Booth down and arrested him.
The officer who was stuck was transported to the hospital with a minor concussion. He has since been treated and released.
(Cover graphic: Rochester Police Department)