Elmont man accused of assaulting cop

Damian Pimentel, 22, of Elmont, was charged with

Damian Pimentel, 22, of Elmont, was charged with assault, resisting arrest and with obstructing governmental administration, police said. (Oct. 22, 2013) Photo Credit: NCPD

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A 22-year-old Elmont man was arrested after he pushed -- and injured -- an officer who had responded to a domestic disturbance in a home on 109th Street in Elmont at about 12:35 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

Nassau County police said Damian Pimentel was not involved in the original disturbance, but said he "became uncooperative" during the investigation by responding Fourth Precinct officers, "shoving one officer causing him to fall backwards striking his head on a chair." The officer was taken to a hospital for treatment of head, neck, back and shoulder pain, police said.

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The original domestic call, characterized by police only as "a disturbance between two males," occurred inside the home at 179 109th St., which also is Pimentel's residence.

Police said Pimentel also struggled with officers attempting to arrest him after the shoving incident that injured the unnamed officer.

Pimentel was charged with second-degree assault, resisting arrest and with second-degree obstructing governmental administration.

He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday in First District Court in Hempstead and was ordered held on $1,000 cash or $1,000 bond. He is next due in Nassau County Court, Mineola, on Friday.

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With Patricia Kitchen

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