4 suspects arrested; officer injured
HEIGHTS – A police officer is home recuperating from a head laceration and concussion received during a July 4 altercation with four men at a local business.
All four were arrested, with Hassan Hamadi, 24, of Dearborn charged by the Wayne County Prosecutors Office with three felony counts. The other three, Dearborn and Detroit residents ranging in age from 30 to 32, were issued citations and released after booking.
Hamadi was arraigned July 6 by 20th District Court Judge Mark Plawecki. He was charged with assaulting, resisting, obstructing a police officer causing injury, a four-year felony; and two counts of assaulting, resisting, obstructing a police officer, two-year felonies.
Bond was set at $25,000. If Hamadi is unable to post bond, he will be transported to the Wayne County Jail.
About 5:50 p.m., police were dispatched to a business in the 23000 block of Ford Road for four men making reference to possessing a firearm and threatening employees.
Responding officers spotted the suspect vehicle as it left the parking lot and conducted a traffic stop. Officers ordered the four occupants to show their hands; the four responded by refusing verbal commands and yelling obscenities.
All but the driver exited the vehicle and walked around. The driver was physically removed from the vehicle after ignoring further verbal commands, and suffered a head laceration in the process. He later was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Hamadi allegedly head butted an officer, who suffered a head laceration which required stitches to close as well as a concussion. Hamadi was tasered and taken into custody after allegedly assaulting to other officers.
A black CO2 pistol resembling a semi-automatic handgun was recovered from the vehicle.
Police Chief Jerrod Hart said that had the four men obeyed police commands, they likely would have driven off with a trespass notice.
“While many community members were celebrating Independence Day with friends and family, our brave women and men of the Dearborn Heights Police Department were guarding our community,” Hart said. “Upon responding to a call for help, our Officers were attacked and that is unacceptable.
“We are failing as a society to deal with conflict in a healthy manner. We quickly resort to violence instead of dialogue. I ask you to join me in calling for a time of civility and mutual respect as we build a community-focused police department. Attacking police officers is not the answer.”