Shoplifting suspect punches Glendale officer during arrest, police say

GLENDALE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee man is now facing charges after allegedly punching a police officer following a shoplifting incident.

Darryl Griffin is facing charges of Battery to a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting an Officer Causing a Soft Tissue Injury, and Misdemeanor Retail Theft.

According to the criminal complaint, the police were dispatched to Kohl's Department Store, located at Bayshore Town Center, for a shoplifting report.

Officers were able to question the suspect, later identified as Griffin. While attempting to place Griffin in handcuffs, Griffin was actively resisting and attempting to pull away. While attempting to handcuff Griffin, an officer sustained injuries to his hands.

An additional officer arrived on scene to assist. Griffin allegedly pulled his hand free and punched him in the face with a closed fist, causing a bloody nose to the officer. 

Griffin was eventually taken into custody and the stolen items were recovered.

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