Valley Stream mother-son duo allegedly attack police


A Valley Stream woman and her son have been charged with assault after what began as a welfare check by police allegedly broke into a violent scuffle with the duo on Feb. 25. At around 1:30 p.m. police found that Brigitte Atta-Poku, 43, required medical treatment and evaluation. In their efforts to provide her medical attention, Atta-Poku reportedly attacked by striking the officer and biting a Nassau County Police Medic.

Amid the struggle, her son, Manai A. Frank, 23, allegedly lunged at the police medic and pushed him. Both the officer and police medic were taken to a nearby hospital for their injuries and Brigitte Atta-Poku and Frank were put into custody.

Atta-Poku is charged with assault and resisting arrest. Frank is charged with assault.  They were both arraigned on February 26 in First District Court in Hempstead.