Two Bayonne Police Officers Taken To a Hospital for Being Scratched by a Woman’s Hand


Laura Rodriguez (36) of Bayonne was taken into custody at 1648 hours from the area of 6th Street and Broadway. While an officer attempted to arrest her on an active warrant, she resisted by pulling away from his grasp and flailing her arms. While doing so, she scratched the officer’s face and caused a cut to his thumb. She then directed her assault to a second officer and scratched this officer’s hand numerous times as he assisted with handcuffing her.

She was ultimately placed into handcuffs and both officers were treated at the Bayonne Medical Center for their injuries.

She was charged with the following and taken to Hudson County Jail.

Resisting Arrest

Aggravated Assault (on a LEO)

Obstruction of a Governmental Function

Warrant (3 total)

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