Crime - Sacto 911

Police dog, officer assaulted during Sacramento arrest

A man was booked into Sacramento County Jail Wednesday for suspicion of resisting an officer and assaulting a police dog.

The incident began when a Sacramento police officer pulled over a car about 12:45 a.m. Wednesday in the area of Haggin Avenue and Northgate Boulevard in the Gardenland neighborhood. While being detained, the driver assaulted an officer, according to a police activity report.

Officers gave chase and surrounded the area. A police dog found the suspect, identified as Amir Jordan Ricks, 23, hiding in a shed.

While being taken into custody, police said that Ricks assaulted the police dog, prompting the officer-handler to take the suspect into custody. A later search of the area turned up a loaded handgun.

The officer who was assaulted suffered minor injuries. Ricks was booked into jail on suspicion of resisting an officer, three weapons charges and malicious harm to a police dog.