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Angry crowd attacks officers in bar

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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

October 27, 2008

CAMILLA, GA (WALB) - An angry mob turned on Camilla Police Saturday night. Three officers were injured when they were attacked inside a nightclub. One of them is on medical leave and two of the accused attackers are in jail.

Remnants of broken beer bottles outside the American Legion Bar begin to tell the story of what turned into a brawl late Saturday night.

"Officers received a call to got the North Legion at the Legion's request. They had a subject they had barred from their premises a few days before," says Captain Johnny Hendricks.

Camilla Police went inside to arrest Corey Robinson for criminal trespass. Robinson got aggressive and began fighting the officers.

"During the course of the fight officers did have to use some pepper spray," says Hendricks.

That's when the rowdy crowd got violent. "They began throwing beer bottles and other objects at the officers which resulted in some injuries to the officers," says Hendricks.

All three officers suffered some scratches and bruises. One of them blocked a bottle from hitting his face, breaking his thumb and slashing his other fingers in the process.

Even their car was battered in the attack.  "There were several hundred people at this club at this particular night and we're still investigating to find out who all was there," says Hendricks.

Jerome Reeves was arrested later that night after spitting on officers during the attacks. Camilla Police say they have had minor problems at this Legion post in the past but never anything this extreme.

Police are still investigating and plan on making more arrests. If you have any information on the attacks call Camilla Police at 229-336-2201.

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