Suspects Arrested After Assault on Abington Police Officers
Case #: 20-005298
On February 6, 2020 at approximately 9:30 PM officers from the Abington Township Police Department responded to a large disturbance in and around the vicinity of the Burger King restaurant for a report of a fight involving a large group of people. Officers attempted to disperse the crowd. While two of the responding officers were speaking to each other, one was attacked without warning by 18 year old Abington resident Hope Brouwer-Ancher. As the two officers attempted to gain control of Hope Brouwer-Ancher, a male juvenile attacked the second officer from behind. Both suspects were arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault on a police officer and related charges. Brouwer-Ancher was arraigned by Judge Juanita Price and bail was set at $10,000.
As as a result of this assault two officers were injured and required medical treatment.
CRIMINAL CHARGES, AND ANY DISCUSSION THEREFORE, ARE MERELY ALLEGATIONS AND ALL DEFENDANTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY.
Approved for Release by:
Lieutenant Edward Quinn