Police officers attacked while calming domestic disturbance

SAN BENITO — A domestic dispute call last night ended in an assault on two police officers and three arrests, the police chief said.

During the course of the investigation, the two officers were attacked and both punched in the face after attempting to arrest a suspect in the domestic violence dispute they responded to, Police Chief Michael Galvan said.

The two officers are now back on patrol.

“They are doing good and so far they are still working,” Galvan said.

The suspects’ names will not be released until after their arrangement.

Galvan said the officers attempted to arrest the suspect and then family members came out.

He said two family members interfered in the arrest and assaulted the officers.

One male and one female were arrested along with a one male for the original assault case, Galvan said.

“One of the officers was taken to the ground and injured his shoulder,” Galvan said. “He’s saying he’s 100 percent, and he’s back at work.”

Galvan said the incident occurred between 8:15 and 8:30 p.m. near the corner of Franklin and Scott Brown in San Benito.

“Due to all the family rushing the officers they put out a call for back up to the surrounding agencies for assistance,” he said.

Cameron County Constable Pct. 5, Los Indios police, the Cameron County Sheriffs Department and the Department of Public Safety showed up to help.

“We are very thankful that everybody answered the call,” Galvan said. “That help prevents further officers from getting injured or seriously injured and we are very thankful for that.”