DUNKIRK, NY (WNY News Now) – A Dunkirk Police officer was attacked as they investigated a suspicious person complaint this week. Since the alleged assault, the suspect has been released due to New York’s bail reform law.
Just after midnight Wednesday, a police officer allegedly observed 32-year-old Larry Casey III attempting to open doors to closed businesses and parked vehicles in the area of East Third and Washington Avenue in Dunkirk.
When confronted, Casey allegedly fled on foot. When he found himself stuck at a locked door, Casey allegedly turned around and physically attacked the pursuing officer.
During the struggle, the officer was struck in the face breaking their eyeglasses.
Casey was tased and later taken into custody. Per New York State’s Bail Reform Law, he was released with an appearance ticket.