Two men arrested following disturbance inside Jersey City Medical Center ER, police reports say www.privateofficer.com
Jersey City NJ March 27 2012 Two men were arrested yesterday morning when police tried to disperse a group of visitors who had become disorderly in the emergency room at the Jersey City Medical Center, according to police reports.
Police were called to the ER at 4 a.m. on reports of an aggressive and disorderly crowd that was “inciting a riot” in the waiting room, reports said.
The officers escorted the group outside and told them to leave the area of the parking lot, but some in the crowd refused to budge and instead started taunting the cops, challenging them to take off their police badges and have a “fair” fight, reports said.
One man, Jason Jarod Cheek, 24, of Harrison Avenue, raised his fists and lunged toward a police sergeant, according to police reports.
Cheek threatened and struggled with police officers and was eventually subdued when an officer struck him in the right leg and right arm with a night stick, reports said.
Cheek was charged with riot, failure to disperse, resisting arrest, and aggravated assault on a police officer, police reports said.
Carlton T. Brown, 23, of Steadman Street, threw his hat at an officer and was arrested after he was found to have open warrants, reports said.
Hospital officials said an on-duty police officer called for backup after a large group of family members became disorderly because they were refused permission to visit a patient who was being treated in the emergency room.
The official said family members were escorted out of the building in an orderly way.