At about 11:00 PM, on Sunday, August 27, 2023, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown), multiple Districts, Massachusetts State Police, Transit Police and Suffolk Police, arrested five juveniles in Downtown Boston.
Officers responded to the area of Washington Street and Avery Street for several reports of juveniles actively fighting, and causing disturbances in the area. Officers issued lawful commands for the group to disperse from the area which they refused. The large group continued to block both vehicle and pedestrian traffic on streets in the surrounding area. Officers observed one juvenile jump on top of a car and began to stomp on the roof of the vehicle.
Officers attempted to break up multiple fights, and other juveniles began to assault officers. Officers began to be surrounded by the group who continued to shout obscenities at officers attempting to arrest suspects.
An officer was pushed to the ground and was continuously punched and kicked by the group. A responding officer attempted to help, was also assaulted by the group to include a juvenile jumping on the officer’s back and placing the officer in a chokehold.
With the assistance of all responding officers, and outside Law Enforcement Agencies, multiple juveniles were placed into handcuffs.
In total, five juveniles were placed under arrest and expected to be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court for the following charges;
13-year-old juvenile male was charged with; Delinquent to wit; Malicious Destruction of Property, and Disorderly Conduct
14-year-old juvenile male was charged with; Delinquent to wit; Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct, and Affray.
14-year-old juvenile female was charged with; Delinquent to wit; Affray.
14-year-old juvenile male was charged with; Delinquent to wit; Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Disturbing the Peace, Affray and Resisting Arrest.
16-year-old juvenile female was charged with; Delinquent to wit; Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Affray, Disturbing the Peace and Resisting Arrest.