Connecticut woman claiming COVID-19 symptoms coughed on cops during arrest, police say
WTIC / Torrington Police
Cassandra Spada was charged with breach of peace, assault on safety personnel and interfering/resisting arrest.

via WTIC:

TORRINGTON, Conn. (WTIC) -- At 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, Torrington Police officers responding to a report of a domestic disturbance on Lewis Street say a woman was standing in the stairwell of a second floor apartment on Lewis Street yelling at someone within the residence while holding a stick.

Police identified the woman as 31-year-old Cassandra Spada.

Police say she began kicking and pulling away from officers after multiple attempts to get her to drop the stick and come down to speak with officers with her hands behind her back.


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Police say then she Spada rose up, confirmed to officers she had experienced symptoms of COVID-19, and then coughed excessively into the face of one of the responding officers.

Officials could not provide information regarding Spada’s medical outcome.

Spada was transported to the Torrington Police Department and charged with breach of peace, assault on safety personnel and interfering/resisting arrest.

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