2 officers attacked by mob during Picnic Day in Davis
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2 officers attacked by mob during Picnic Day in Davis


SAY THEY WEREN’T ABLE TO CATCH EVERYONE INVOLVED. KCRA 3’S NATALIE BRUNELL IS LIVE IN DOWNTOWN DAVIS WITH THE VIOLENCE. NATALIE: BRIAN, KELLIE, I’M AT THE CORNER OF RUSSELL BOULEVARD AND COLLEGE PARK, WHERE THE VIOLENCE BROKE OUT AND MANY PEOPLE GOT ON THEIR PHONES TO CAPTURE IT. NOW POLICE WANT THOSE PHOTOS AND , VIDEOS. DAVIS POLICE OFFICERS RESPONDING TO GRIDLOCK AT THIS INTERSECTION ON THE CITY’S PICNIC DAY. THEY SUDDENLY FOUND THEMSELVES SURROUNDED BY AN ANGRY MOB.>>THEY WERE ATTACKED, KNOCKED TO THE GROUND, SUFFERED MULTIPLE KICKS TO THE HEAD, AND A STRIKE WITH A BEER BOTTLE NATALIE: THE OFFICERS CALLED F HELP AND THREE MEN WERE ARRESTED. 22 YAER OLD ALEXANDER CRAVER, 21-YEAR-OLD ANTWOINE PERRY, AN 19-YEAR-OLD ELIJAH WILLIAMS. THIS PHOTO OF WILLIAMS’ ARREST SNAPPED ON SOCIAL MEDIA BY WITNESSES.>>I FEEL BAD FOR THE OFFICERS OF COURSE. THEY’RE JUST DOING THEIR JOBS KEEPING US SAFE. NATALI POLICE SAY NONE OF THE THREE SUSPECTS LIVE OR GO TO SCHOOL IN DAVIS. THE VIOLENCE COMES AS POLICE STEPPED UP SECURITY THIS YEAR BRINGING IN OFFICERS FROM AROUND YOLO COUNTY. WITH A HISTORY OF ARRESTS AND DISTRUPTIONS, POLICE SAY THE PROBLEM THIS YEAR WAS LARGE PARTIES.>>IT MAKES ME FEEL A LITTLE UNSAFE IN MY COMMUNITY IF PEOPLE ARE COMING IN CAUSING VIOLENCE.>>WHEN PEOPLE COME AND ARE BEING ROWDY AND NOT RESPECTI THE TOWN THAT I LOVE SO DEARLY, I DON’T APPRECIATE I KELLIE –NATALIE: POLICE SA THAT’S NOT THE ONLY PICNIC DAY INCIDENT THEY’RE INVESTIGATING. THEY’RE ALSO COMBING THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA FOR VIDEOS LIKE THIS ONE, WHICH THEY SAY SHOWS A SUSPECT DAMAGING A WOMAN’S CAR IN ANOTHER PART OF TOWN.>>AS SHE WAS DRIVING BY, MULTIPLE PEOPLE JUMPED ON HER CAR AND THEN CONTINUED JUMPING ON HER HOOD UNTIL HER HOOD WAS COMPLETELY DAMAGED. NATALI POLICE ARE NOW ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC’S HELP TO TRACK DOWN ANY OTHER PHOTOS AND VIDEOS TAKEN THAT DAY. MEANWHILE, THE TWO OFFICERS INJURED BY THE MOB WERE RUSHED TO A HOSPITAL AND ARE EXPECTED TO RECOVER.>>THEY ARE DOING ALL RIGHT. THEY HAVE MULTIPLE FACIAL INJURIES AND ARE PRETTY BEAT UP , BUT YOU KNOW, NO SERIOUS INJURIES, THINK GOD. NATALIE: POLICE SAY THERE WA ALSO A THIRD INCIDENT IN WHICH SOMEONE BRANDISHED A LOADED GUN DOWNTOWN. POLICE WERE ABLE TO TRACK DOWN AND ARREST THAT SUSPECT. REPORTING LIVE IN DAVIS, NATALIE BRUNELL, KCRA 3 NEWS. KELLIE I KNOW YOU MENTIONED POLICE WANT VIDEOS OR ANY PHOTOS, BUT FOR PEOPLE WHO MAY HAVE THOSE, THEY MAY WORRY THEY ARE GOING TO GET IN TROUBLE. WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT? NATALIE: POLICE SAY IT IS NOT A CRIME TO TAKE OUT YOUR CAMERA AND SHOOT A SITUATION LIKE THAT.

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