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Assault or Battery

Definition Of Assault

An assault is an unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another.

Definition Of Battery

A battery is any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another.

To Report An Assault Or Battery

  • If the crime just occurred and/or if someone requires medical assistance, call 911.
  • If no one is injured call 897-2300.

Conducting The Initial Investigation

The investigating officer will ask victims and witnesses for details of the incident. Correct information is extremely important because it can assist in making a speedy arrest and help determine the type of criminal charges to be filed. It is important not to collaborate information with other victims and witnesses as it may alter what was actually seen.

Making The Report

When the investigation is completed, the officer will write a report and send it to the Crimes Against Persons Section.

Conducting The Follow-Up Investigation

The Crimes Against Persons Section will review the case, contact the victim and witnesses, file charges when possible and do everything within reason to arrest the suspect.