One skateboarder is accused of occupying a officer's riot helmet with his board during yesterday's May Day worker demonstrations downtown.
The female cop got hit so hard that it cracked her helmet and she was put in a hospital, LAPD Officer Karen Rayner told the Weekly.
All turned out okay, however:Last night the cop was released from the hospital with an ice pack, Rayner said -- and, surely, a nice ringing sound in her head. Rayner said it happened about 4:10 p.m. yesterday near Fourth and Hill streets downtown as crowds occupied intersections.
I think she'll be off for a few days, but she'll be okay.[Update at 10:58 a.m.]: LAPD Chief Charlie Beck tweeted this last night: @dennisjromero / email@example.com / @LAWeeklyNews]