Calgary, AB,

Charges laid in assault on two peace officers at Calgary Correctional Centre

The Calgary Police Service has laid charges against two inmates in relation to an assault on two peace officers at the Calgary Correctional Centre that occurred last month.

At approximately 2 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, it is alleged that two men assaulted a peace officer. A second peace officer heard the commotion and intervened in the assault. He was allegedly also assaulted by the men. After a brief struggle, the peace officers were able to force the two men into a cell just prior to additional assistance entering the area.

Both peace officers were assessed by medical staff on site and subsequently transported to hospital where they were treated for minor injuries and released.

Hailu Milkel AMEHA, 18, and Desi Robert BROWN, 20, have each been charged with two counts of assaulting a peace officer with a weapon and two counts of assaulting a peace officer causing bodily harm.

AMEHA and BROWN will both appear in court on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.