Two adults besides Depina (Patrick Cardoso Lopes, 24, and Aderito Lopes Deandrade, 22,) and one teenager, 14, were also arrested and charged with numerous counts, including disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assault and battery on a police officer. They also face charges of obstruction of justice and intimidation of a witness.
“The behavior was appalling. It was absolutely appalling. There’s just no other way to put it,” Stoughton Police Executive Officer Robert Devine told the Herald this afternoon. “The worst part was there was a lot of children. Our officers were concerned about the safety of the little ones, while the people who were fighting apparently could have cared less. They were swinging chairs and smashing bottles.”
Devine added that officers on the scene exercised incredible restraint and had every right to fear for their lives. Some of the cops suffered scraps, bumps and bruises but nothing serious.
The adults are expected to be arraigned on Monday in Stoughton District Court.