BOOKING PHOTO AND REPORT: Suspect in Custody After Two BPD Officers Struck by Motor Vehicle Near Puerto Rican Parade in Jamaica Plain 

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FROM BPDNEWS: At about 12:20 PM on Sunday July 31, 2022, two Boston Police Officers were struck by a motor vehicle in the area of Peter Parley Road and Walnut Avenue in Jamaica Plain. The officers were working a traffic post in support of the Puerto Rican Parade when a vehicle approached a wooden barrier which had been placed at the intersection. The operator of the vehicle, later identified as Jamauree Haygood, 28, of Jamaica Plain, ignored numerous verbal commands issued by the officers advising him to seek an alternate route and proceeded to drive through the barriers, striking the officers, before coming to a stop.

Both officers were immediately transported to local area hospitals for treatment of injuries which are considered non-life-threatening in nature at this time.

The suspect was placed in custody without further incident and will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of including Operating a Motor Vehicle Recklessly so as to Endanger and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.

“I’m relieved that our two officers are safe with only minor injuries, but this was too close of a call,” said Mayor Michelle Wu. “I’m wishing them a speedy recovery and grateful that they and all our officers were present with us in the community keeping residents safe during today’s festivities.”

Superintendent-in-Chief Gregory Long stated, “This incident demonstrates the dangers our officers face on a daily basis while striving to protect the communities we serve. I’m grateful the officers injuries are non-life threatening and that they will be able to return to their families tonight.”