Corpus Christi--Five Corpus Christi Police Officers and seven City Detention Center (CDC) staff members were placed into isolation on Thursday after arresting and detaining a COVID-19 positive suspect.
An official city press release says that the officers responded to a call on Wednesday at the H-E-B located at Port Avenue and Tarlton Street. While making the arrest, a struggle ensued as the officers attempted to restrain the suspect. Officers were unable to maintain proper personal protective equipment during the arrest. The suspect was taken to the City Detention Center (CDC) and later released.
The release goes onto say that the Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District later notified the Police Department the suspect had tested positive for COVD-19 on Monday, May 11, 2020.
Out of an abundance of caution, the five police officers and seven CDC staff members who came in contact with the individual will be tested and quarantined while waiting for their test results.
This is a developing story.