HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Hanover Township Police Officer Erik Woodruff arrested Ms. Brittany Cooper, 30, Newark, for simple assault, on Wednesday, April 1.
Officer Woodruff was called to the Walmart for an assault that took place inside the store.
Upon arrival, Officer Woodruff spoke with the victim who stated that Ms. Cooper slapped her cell phone out of her hand and struck her in the face causing minor injuries.
Apparently while both parties were waiting in line to check out, words were exchanged causing the victim to start recording the incident with her cell phone.
Ms. Cooper did not like this and hit the phone from her hand. Ms. Cooper was charged with simple assault and was released pending her court date.
Editor’s Note: An arrest or the signing of a criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.