Police: Woman Pushed Cop Down Stairs of East Rockaway Home

The woman faces charges of second degree assault and obstructing government administration; officer sustained injuries to his leg and abdominal area.

Veronica Berk, 31. Credit: NCPD
Veronica Berk, 31. Credit: NCPD

A Levittown woman was arrested and charged with assault after police said she pushed an officer down the stairs of a home in East Rockaway on Sunday.

Police responded to a domestic disturbance call on Third Avenue in East Rockaway Sunday at 11 p.m. While resolving the matter, police said a Fourth Precinct officer was at the top of the stairs escorting the defendant, Veronica Berk, 31, of Grace Lane in Levittown, out of the residence. Berk then allegedly pushed the officer down the stairs. 

The officer sustained injuries to his left leg and to his abdominal area, and was transported by a Nassau County Ambulance to a local area hospital for treatment, according to police. 

Berk is charged with second degree assault and second degree obstructing government administration. She will be arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Monday.

Brian December 31, 2013 at 07:05 AM
When in East Rockaway...
Ivan Ivanovich December 31, 2013 at 08:31 AM
Sounds like a drunk cop falling down the stairs
BigIdeas January 02, 2014 at 08:14 AM
She's lucky she's alive to tell her side of the story.


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