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Woman accused of injuring Schenectady officer

Woman accused of injuring Schenectady officer

SCHENECTADY -- An Albany Street resident injured a police officer Sunday while trying to prevent the arrest of her son, authorities said.

April L. Davenport, 38, faces one count of second-degree assault, a felony, as well as resisting arrest and obstructing government administration, both misdemeanors.

Davenport struggled with with officers and struck them with her elbow in an attempt to keep them from arresting her son for menacing. Officer Richard Verzoni suffered a cut to his knee, a welt to his head and jaw pain from the assault, according to court documents.

Davenport allegedly refused to step back when officers tried to diffuse the situation with her son and instead stepped up to officers, began using profanity and refused to move, according to the police account in court documents. Details on the outcome of her son's arrest were not available.


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