A 20-year-old Bedford woman was arrested early this morning and charged with assault on a police officer who was trying to break up several fights inside a downtown bar.
Taylor Ferguson was arrested and jailed on the fourth-degree felony charge. Police allege she punched Officer Jay Fletcher in the back with both fists, causing him to stumble out the front door of Academy Club, 221 Belmont Ave.
Police say the attack occurred as Ferguson was coming to the aid of a woman Fletcher was escorting out of the bar at 12:41 a.m. The woman being escorted out had been trying to fight with several other women, they said.
Police say some of the fighting involved weapons, but the report did not specify types of weapons. No injuries were reported.