Student, 13, Charged with Injuring Peekskill Police Officer

A Peekskill police officer injured her shoulder while trying to stop a 13-year-old Peekskill Middle School student from fighting another student at the middle school Thursday.

A 13-year-old Peekskill Middle School student faces a second-degree assault charge after he allegedly injured a police officer who was breaking up a fight Thursday.

Police said the student was trying to fight another student inside the school when Officer Pam Sgroi attempted to restrain him. During the fracas, the student allegedly threw Sgroi up against a wall and caused her to injure her shoulder.

Sgroi was removed from duty after she was treated at Hudson valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor for her injury.

The student was given an appearance ticket to appear in Westchester County Family Court.

Jill Gertz October 16, 2012 at 07:09 PM
I don't like female police, soldiers, firewomen etc. I saw a lot of Peekskill's female police at the Italian festival and thought they looked silly in police uniforms. A bunch of these galls looked right out of high school and the cheerleading squad. I'm not surprised a 13 yr old wants to fight a Peekskill officerette. You could get away with such things in Bedford but not Peekskill.
Teleman October 16, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Animals, no respect for anything, he should have been beaten to near death,
shawn bynum October 17, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Not condoning the student's actions, he or she is still a child. Beaten to near death is certainly not the answer.
leesther brown October 17, 2012 at 02:51 AM
I've not heard one parent or child in this community ever speak badly of Officer Pam in fact she is a welcome presence and a favorable impression on so many children leaning toward the wrong...I believe this young person was out of control and was unable to turn off that anger switch and Jenga "there for the grace of God goes one of yours"( if you even have any) it doesn't warrant the death penalty!!!
RK October 17, 2012 at 03:13 PM
What a lame and ignorant comment. For your information, the officer was stopping an out of control youth who was in a blind rage from attacking and injuring another youth - and the officer succeeded in her attempt. She was not thrown against a wall as stated in the article but stood there and stopped him cold. Male officers come away with the same type of injuries.
RealTimeRufus October 17, 2012 at 03:48 PM
The death penalty should only be used for littering. REAL TIME 4 MAYOR "He'll Take Out The Trash" Paid For By RTR 2013
Doll October 18, 2012 at 03:09 AM
It just may be a female officer who save your life or whoop dat azz if u get into a rage. I pray your wife, significant other has extra patience to deal with your sexist demeanor because you obviously don't have respect for women.
Jill Gertz October 18, 2012 at 04:37 AM
Would a NFL team be better with women on it? Would the Navy SEALs be better with women on it? Of course the answer is "no". When I need a cop or fireman I don't want a girl who got in because the standards were lowered and everyone is pretending the men and women are the same. The emperor has no clothes on this issue. Conversely I don't want men doing some jobs women are better suited for.
Walden Macnair October 18, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Jill, I think you missed your stop in 1950. The problem here is with the creep that was in the fight and assaulted the officer not with the officer. Did you ever think that the reason she looked like a high school cheerleader is just because you're so damn old?
Lindsey Curry October 18, 2012 at 11:57 AM
@Jill, you have to be the mst ignorant person i have ever seen comment on these articles! Regardless of sex, these men and women are protecting all of us, wheather it be firefighter, police or military! GET A LIFE!
FC October 18, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Listen 'Jill' don't upset Cole's Mom! You sound as if you have a husband or Father who tells you that you're inferior on a regular basis? So much so you believe it now, sad. With that said I'm a 6 foot 200 lb rock solid gorgeous man and I know females that are a foot shorter and 100lb's lighter that could whoop me. (I've wrastled with several of them ;) you my dear are a lost little girl without a clue about life & or the people who protect our communities and freedom. Do yourself a favor..... you clearly have the Internet so do 2 things 1) Don't ever comment on a public forum of any sort again because you clearly will just embarrass yourself and give a bad name to woman. 2) Do some research, on ANYTHING because there's obviously a lot you can learn about this world. Wait allow me to add a 3rd. 3) A female sexiest is NOT A GOOD LOOK, fall back.
Jill Gertz October 18, 2012 at 01:04 PM
"I know females that are a foot shorter and 100lb's lighter that could whoop me." I'm sure
Anika Edwards October 18, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Dear Jill you don't deserve to be a women, end of story... I bet you voting for #Romney, you don't care about women rights and neither does he...
FC October 18, 2012 at 01:18 PM
I'd sure like to wrastle with you a lil bit there shuga. ( I think I know what you're missing in life, let big poppa show you how to live lil momma, rawr ) wink wink
FC October 18, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Should be 'Jill Hurtz' Sounds like somebody had a rough childhood..... go see a shrink and dont bother the public with your idiotic outlooks. I got a Halloween costume for you - #PatheticOldWitch Best part is you can go as yourself!
jg October 21, 2012 at 12:26 AM
jill it is perfectly fine for a female to be a police officer....some females may be able to do the police officer job better then men.. final thought is he should respect a police officer rather it be a female police officer or a male police officer you are a pathetic excuse for human..
hunter for life October 21, 2012 at 01:58 AM
@ jILL you must not know Off . PAM . Off .Pam is an outstanding police Officers , who goes out of her way to help everyone . just because she is a female doesnt mean she is weak . Sound like you are a lil upset that Off Pam is well respected in Peekskill . MY child was begin bulllied Off pam went out of her way to talk to my child and she talked to him like it was her own child . She is a Great Person and Officers and well respected so do us all a favor and Shut your Mouth before you even up it !!!
hunter for life October 21, 2012 at 02:04 AM
Wow so when your house is begin robbed or some one jsut beat your ass , you dont want a female officers helping you SO TO ALL THE PEEKSKILL FEMALE oFFICERS AND FIREMAN , , When this ass calls 911 make sure you tell the your boss this dumb ass doesnt believe you are suited for the job !!! You should be embarrsed of yoursself !!!!!
Jill Gertz October 21, 2012 at 03:02 AM
Sounds like she would be better off being a nurse or a social worker. Sorry but if a 13 year old is throwing a cop up against the wall they need another line of work. This adolescent could have just as easily grabbed her gun and killed someone - even if by mistake.
elizabeth egan November 08, 2012 at 11:20 PM
You"don't like" females as police officers because of the uniform?? Wow the 1950's are over. That type of thinking is small minded and regressive It is not about the uniform but the person behind the uniform. I am proud of these fine women who are police officers.
elizabeth egan November 08, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Well said FC!! You said it perfectly, thanks.


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