Nassau County Police Officer Injured by DWI Suspect During Processing

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Written By Angela Angela






The Public Information Office reports the arrest of a man from Flushing for an assault that happened on Sunday, May 26, 2024, at 4:35 a.m. in Mineola.

According to the police, Lynbrook officers were processing Deshawn Gatewood, 28, of 6123 156th Street, at the Nassau County Police Department Headquarters on 1490 Franklin Avenue for a DWI arrest in their area.

While being processed, Gatewood punched a Nassau County police officer in the face, causing injury. The injured officer was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Gatewood is charged with Assault in the 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Ability Impaired, and multiple traffic violations. He will be arraigned on Monday, May 27, 2024, at First District Court, 99 Main Street in Hempstead.

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