3 Nassau cops hurt in 2 separate incidents
Three Nassau police officers were injured in two altercations Sunday and Saturday, officials said.
In the Saturday case, officers from the Fifth Precinct arrested Lynda Bodkin, 46, of Laurelton, Queens, on charges of second-degree assault, resisting arrest and trespass, police said. Officers had been called to The Home Depot on Green Acres Road in Valley Stream Saturday afternoon about a disturbance involving Bodkin in the store, police said.
They confronted Bodkin and when they tried to handcuff her, police said, she flailed her arms, spat at them and kicked one officer in the knee. One officer was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for knee injuries and released, police said. Another officer was treated at the scene for lacerations to an arm, police said.
Bodkin, of 130-20 230th Place, was arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead Sunday.
In the second case, a Nassau officer in Roosevelt suffered contusions to his head about 3:30 p.m. Sunday during an altercation with a person after a traffic stop on Lakewood Avenue. The officer was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, police said. The nature and extent of his injuries and his condition were not known.