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UPDATE: Man, Woman Charged with Aggravated Assault After Punching Newark Cop


Police officials in Newark are reporting the arrest of  Gregory Grant, 30, and Jose I. Valentin, 28, both of Newark, in connection with an aggravated assault that occurred yesterday.

Police officials  said at approximately 8:30 p.m., a female Newark Police Officer attempted to stop a fight between two women and two men in the 400 block of South 15th Street.

Grant struck the police officer and a male police officer in the face with a closed fist.

Both police officers and Grant were transported to University Hospital for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

Grant is charged with resisting arrest, aggravated assault upon a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault, and simple assault.

Police said Valentin faces charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and obstruction of the administration of the law.

These charges are merely accusations.

Each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.