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Jose Rodriguez was charged with second-degree assault, resisting arrest, endangering the welfare of a child, three counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument, and petit larceny. (Photo: NCPD)
Jose Rodriguez was charged with second-degree assault, resisting arrest, endangering the welfare of a child, three counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument, and petit larceny. (Photo: NCPD)

A man faces assault charges after Nassau County Police said he injured an officer while under arrest.

Jose Rodriguez, 28, of Central Islip, was detained at the Sunrise Mall Wal-Mart Sunday for petit larceny, cops said. Two Seventh Squad detectives arrived on an unrelated investigation and told Rodriguez he was being charged. When his wife and two young children arrived and were told to leave, Rodriguez attempted to leave, police stated. Detectives told the defendant to remain seated but Rodriguez refused and a struggle ensued, cops said. Detectives tried to handcuff Rodriguez but he struggled and injured one of the detective's hands.

The incident happened Sunday at 3 p.m., police said.

Rodriguez was found with three forged documents on his person when he was arrested, cops said.

Rodriguez was charged with second-degree assault, resisting arrest, endangering the welfare of a child, three counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument, and petit larceny. He will be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Hempstead.

Xiomara April 12, 2014 at 04:40 PM
Because I actually witnessed this I have nerve to comment first of all the facts are not stated in here, he was accompanying another guy who committed the petty larceny, hhe was detained along with him and had no i.d his wife came to help and they wouldn't let him go cuz according to the officer he was dressed like a gang member which is discrimination then his son didn't want to leave his dad so he asked the racist police officer if he could calm down his son and he picked him up and flung him to a bench and cuffed him now charging him with resisting Arrest n assault when he was the one who assaulted a human being, he is a dirty cop n I saw this n never will I forget the injustice n to have people not know the facts m start with bs is numming
Massa April 12, 2014 at 07:10 PM
Ok, if you saw this I can understand your point more. I was a police officer for over 20 years. Their are some bad police officers, but over 90% are good hard working fair people. If it did happen how you say it did, it will should be in a security camera I am sure. I am sure if their is a complaint the department will follow through with it.
Massa April 12, 2014 at 07:17 PM
I just want to let you know that most of the B/S and the crap that is reported by the media us wrong.No one likes dislikes bad cops more than good cops.It ruins the reputation if all the good ones who do the right thing everyday. On the other hand, their are many people who don't like police officers and no matter what police officers do, it is never good enough for these people. Most of those people had a bad experience because they were locked up at one time by a police officer.
Xiomara April 12, 2014 at 09:35 PM
Yes I know what you mean, I don't hate all cops it's just some people don't deserve this kind of power, this guy like many others are being abused and grated as if they have no rights, whether u are legal in this country or not we are all living, breathing human beings and this cop through a leverything in the book at this guy taking advantage he was a shy and humble guy, I really do hope this goes to a lawsuit so he can get put on the bench, this guy was wth his family and got treated like a dog
JD April 28, 2014 at 02:25 AM
I like ice cream!

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