January 17, 2006
San Diego police are investigating an incident Sunday night in which a woman was hospitalized after a confrontation with officers at an apartment on 54th Street near Trojan Avenue in City Heights.
The incident began after police received a 911 call about 8:30 p.m. to investigate a report that two young children were being mistreated.
Child Protective Services officials also responded.
Police said Angela Lewis, the children's aunt, refused to allow officers into the apartment. A struggle ensued in a hallway, continued down a stairway and into a squad car.
Lewis was hospitalized to treat injuries to her face, arms and legs. She was released yesterday afternoon.
Sgt. Rod Vandiver said she faces a charge of resisting arrest. Lewis could not be reached for comment.
The police department's Internal Affairs unit is investigating allegations that officers used excessive force, Vandiver said.