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Woman Arrested For Assaulting Houston Police Chief Acevedo

The woman was arrested on Saturday for assaulting Houston's police chief.

​Houston, TX – A Houston woman was arrested after she assaulted Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, and a second Houston police officer.

The incident occurred about 6:40 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, after Danielle Paris, 41, tried to shoplift items from the Walgreens located in the Heights, according to Houston Chronicle.

Chief Acevedo was off-duty, and shopping inside the store, when he saw that the woman appeared to be shoplifting.

He called for assistance, and then confronted Paris, along with Walgreens employees.

She became argumentative, and fled the store, cursing at customers as she ran out the door, according to KTRK.

Chief Acevedo identified himself and chased after the woman.

Paris became belligerent, kicking and pulling away from Chief Acevedo.

An unidentified Houston police officer arrived to assist, and Paris spit on both Chief Acevedo and the second officer.

Paris spit directly into the chief’s face, and she is accused of spitting on them a second time, according to KTRK.

She was charged with harassment of a public servant and booked in the Harris County jail under $5,000 bond.

Court records showed that less than a month ago, Paris was arrested after spitting on another police officer. That felony charge was reduced to a Class B misdemeanor with 60 days of jail time.

Paris was being held on a $5,000 bond. She was scheduled for court on this charge on Monday, Dec. 18.

GinnyReed - December Mon, 2017

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