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Officers injured while making arrest

Three Glendale Police officers received cuts and bruises while

trying to arrest a Burbank man who allegedly refused to leave his

former workplace.

The incident occurred at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Edge Teleservices.

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According to police reports, 42-year-old Brock Lovett Cato of

Burbank, a former employee, was walking around the business and

refusing to leave. Police had previously been notified when Cato

threatened employees, police reports said.

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When confronted by police, Cato allegedly told officers he would

fight them. He was sprayed in the face with pepper spray, then

charged the officers and swung his fists, reports said. One officer

struck Cato with a baton, and police were eventually able to restrain

him, reports said.

Two of the officers were treated by paramedics for cuts to their

arms, while one was treated for a bruised nose and cheek. Cato was

taken to County-USC Medical Center where he was treated for a broken

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arm, police reports said.

Ben Godar


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