Incident between police, large crowd in Johnson City over eviction dispute
Johnson City (WBNG) -- According to Johnson City Police Chief Brent Dodge, officers and a large crowd of people shared tense moments last week following an eviction dispute on Hudson Street in the village.
Chief Dodge says Johnson City police were called to 149 Hudson Street a little after 9 p.m. Thursday night to assist village code enforcement officers.
He says code enforcement and the JC Fire Department were there to investigate a potential fire hazard caused by an electrical issue.
Chief Dodge said his officers encountered about 30 “hostile” people on Hudson Street when they arrived. During the dispute, one of his officers was tossed to the ground, officers used pepper spray, and units from the Vestal Police, Binghamton Police, Broome County Sheriff’s Deputies, and State Troopers were all called to the scene for backup. He added the officer wasn’t injured and there were no other injuries.
He said three people from the large crowd were arrested and charged for pushing and threatening officers. They were then released after being processed at the station.
They were charged with obstructing governmental administration, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and harassment.
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