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Bridgeport PD: ‘Violent’ man threw officer down stairs

May 23, 2018 GMT

BRIDGEPORT — City officers are often dispatched to respond to residences after 911 hang ups, according to dispatch reports.

But Monday night, one of those routine calls turned violent when a suspect threw an officer down a flight of stairs, police said.

When officers got to a residence on Clinton Avenue, police said, they said the suspect had broken several windows and tried to force his way into the home. The suspect was later identified as 43-year-old Napoleon Jenkins.

Officers used a Taser during Monday’s incident, but it had no effect. The suspect appeared to be under the influence of narcotics, police said in a summary of the incident.

The summary described Jenkins as a, “very violent male who threw (an) officer down the rear stairs,” police said.

Officers arrested Jenkins at the scene.

The officer was taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center where he was treated for injuries to the side of his body, police said.

Court records showed Jenkins was charged with two counts of risk of injury to a child, first-degree attempt to commit burglary, two counts of first-degree criminal trespass, first-degree criminal mischief, interfering with an officer, assault on a public safety officer, second-degree breach of peace, violating a standing criminal protective order and third-degree assault.

Jenkins’ bond was sent at $150,000. Court records showed he was not released from custody.