SEATTLE - A 29-year-old Seattle woman was charged in King County Superior Court with assaulting a law enforcement officer.
The incident is alleged to have happened around 11 p.m. on May 6 near the Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) in downtown Seattle.
In charging documents, police said they responded to reports of a disturbance at the shelter. They said Jessica Brooks, 29, was the primary aggressor.
DESC officials told responding officers they wanted Brooks trespassed from the shelter.
Police said they contacted Brooks and explained that officials wanted her trespassed from the shelter, but said she ignored them and continued to try to enter the shelter.
Officers said they continued to warn Brooks that she would be arrested for criminal trespass if she did not leave the shelter.
Brooks ignored the officers, walked past them into the shelter and was taken into custody, police said in charging documents.
As police were taking Brooks outside, they said she screamed obscenities and kicked an officer in the right side of his knee, causing it to buckle.
In charging documents, prosecutors said the officer felt a stinging pain surge through his knee and doctors at Harborview Medical Center diagnosed him with a knee strain.
Brooks was booked into the King County Jail on investigation of third-degree assault.
Brooks is being held in lieu of $1,000 bail. Her arraignment, where she will enter a plea, is expected in May.
Court documents do not list a criminal or location history for Brooks, who lists her address a Pioneer Square shelter and transition housing facility.
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