MADISON (WKOW) — Two officers called for backup Monday afternoon on Madison’s south side when they were surrounded by a group of people after responding to a fight between two women.
Officers call for backup after being surrounded by angry people, police say
The officers had originally been dispatched to “quell a disturbance” in a parking lot on the 1100 block of Moorland Road at 4:46 p.m. Friday, according to a Madison Police Department incident report. When they arrived the officers saw a woman repeatedly punching another in the head.
The assailant “ignored commands to stop and was tackled and handcuffed,” police said. “In the end, three women were arrested for disorderly conduct.”
At some point, the officers “were surrounded by a group of angry people,” according to police.
The officers drew tasers and ordered the group to “stay back,” police said. The tasers were never used.
The officers called for backup, according to police. “Many officers from MPD, as well as others from the Monona Police Department and Town of Madison Police Department responded. A Dane County Sheriff’s Department deputy also came to assist.”