|BG officer injured in incident|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Monday, 11 February 2013 12:30|
A Bowling Green Police officer was injured helping the Ohio State Patrol make an arrest in town.
Jessica McClure-Weis suffered a broken ankle while helping a patrol officer make an arrest around 5:45 a.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Sixth Street.
The state patrol could not be contacted today for details on why they arrested the driver, who according to BGPD, had stopped his white BMW in the middle of Sixth Street.
The patrol had called city police asking for assistance with an unruly suspect, Zhe Liu, 23, of Fourth Street.
The call came in just before the 6 a.m. shift change for BGPD, so eight officers responded to the scene.
Patrolman McClure-Weis was first on the scene, and was trying to help the state officer subdue the man on the ground. When Liu got to his knees, BG Patrolman Tyson Richmond, who arrived second, and the state officer could not get Liu back to the ground. Consequently, McClure-Weis used a Taser on the suspect, causing Liu to lie on his back but refuse orders to roll to his stomach.
Liu is 5 feet 11 inches and weighs 210 pounds, according to the police report.
Richmond and the trooper, whose name has not been released, got Liu leaning on the hood of a cruiser, each trying to handcuff the subject. McClure-Weis again activated her Taser, but it appeared the trooper might have been touching one or both of the wires connected to Liu. When the trooper jumped back, he lost hold of Liu, who took off with the trooper and McClure-Weis giving chase.
The trooper caught the suspect, and he, Richmond and Patrolman Daris Reinhart were able to handcuff him.
McClure-Weis advised she thought her ankle or leg was broken, and was transported to the hospital by the city's EMS. Doctors there reported she had a crack and tear in her left ankle and would need surgery.
The emergency squad also transported Liu to the hospital were it was determined his left arm was broken above the elbow. He was taken into custody by state patrol and was transported to St. Vincent Mercy Hospital in Toledo.
Bowling Green Municipal Court had no record this morning on Liu's arrest.
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