Police: Troy officers assaulted during arrest attempt, 3 charged

TROY, N.Y. — Troy Police have arrested three men after a group interfered with an arrest on Thursday, assaulting officers.

Capt. John Cooney says two patrol officers responded to a noise complaint on Thursday night at around 9 p.m. on Ingalls Avenue. A resident of the street, 35-year-old Samuel Ratley, was found sitting in his car, allegedly playing loud music. Officers issued a warning, as required by the local noise ordinance, but Ratley did not respond.

When officers asked his for his identification, Ratley got out of his car and flicked a cigarette at them, Cooney said. As officers attempted to handcuff him, they were surrounded by a group.

The group began to get physical, separating the officers and pushing them. A radio was taken from one of the officers when he attempted to call for backup.

The officers were punched and struck before the group dispersed a few minutes later.

Ratley was arrested for a noise violation, Possession of an Open Container, felony Assault and Resisting Arrest.

Two other men were also arrested after the incident. Warren Galloway, 43, faces charges of Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, and Obstructing Governmental Administration, and Malcomb Watson, 21, faces charges of Assault, Resisting Arrest, and Obstructing Governmental Administration.

The officers injuries were treated at Samaritan Hospital and the two were later released.

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