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Police Officer Assault Charges

(La Porte, IN) - A Chicago woman is accused of physically assaulting a police officer in downtown La Porte. Estrella Nieves, 29, is charged in La Porte Circuit Court.


According to police, officers were called to a domestic dispute two weeks ago at the Monroe Street and Jefferson Avenue intersection.


Police said Nieves was causing a disturbance and continued to yell despite orders to settle down. She was handcuffed and kicked the officer driving in the head from the back seat of a police vehicle.


According to police, Nieves kept yelling and refused to cooperate with staff members at the La Porte County Jail.


Nieves could receive an up to 30-month prison sentence on the level 6 felony charge of battery to a police officer.

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