Woman Hits Town Of Poughkeepsie Police Officer In The Head With A Brick


(Poughkeepsie, NY) -- A homeless woman was sent to the Dutchess County Jail after allegedly striking a Town of Poughkeepsie police officer with a brick.

Police say Rashina McKinnon Friday afternoon was attacking customers and had stolen items from R and K Grocery on Main Street. As officers arrived on the scene, the 39-year-old woman fled to the nearby McDonald's parking lot, where she allegedly hit an officer in the head with a construction brick.

"Following a brief struggle, McKinnon was placed into custody and transported back to the police department for arrest processing. During the arrest process, McKinnon provided false information regarding her identity to officers and on official police documents."

The injured officer was transported to a local hospital and treated and released while McKinnon is facing numerous charges including assault and resisting arrest.

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