Man resisting police cuffed when stuck taking off shirt, police say

Man resisting police cuffed when stuck taking off shirt, police say

An officer was able to arrest a non-compliant man when he got stuck taking off his shirt during a confrontation on Sunday, police said.

The Madison Police Department said officers responded to a report of an ongoing attack on the 200 block of West Gilman Street shortly before 7 p.m. According to a report, a firearm was possibly involved.

Officers converging on the area saw three male subjects, near the 400 block of North Henry Street, start to run. Officers chased them and managed to catch up to one, later identified as 21-year-old Keanu Vree of Madison. Police said Vree acted as if he didn’t know what the officers were asking where the other men went.

The second man, later identified as 20-year-old Cameron Braun-Londre, of Racine, was thought to have run into an alleyway and possibly hidden inside a garbage can, according to the report.

Officers found Braun-Londre near the 200 block of West Gilman, and attempted to detain him, but Braun-Londre resisted, police said. He fit the description of the man who was reportedly armed with a weapon during the altercation.

Police said Braun-Londre jumped from the garbage can and quickly approached the officer. He refused to comply with the officer directing him to the ground. Braun-Londre started taking off his sweatshirt, and when the shirt got stuck on Bruan-Londre’s head, the officer took the opportunity to place him in handcuffs.

Police said Braun-Londre, Vree, and possibly two other unidentified males had approached the victims, a 25-year-old and 27-year-old man, looking to start a fight. The victims were surrounded by Braun-Londre, Vree, and others, but the victim called police for help after Braun-Londre reportedly claimed to have a firearm.

No one was injured, but alcohol may have been a contributing factor, police said.

Bree was charged with resisting a police officer. Braun-Londre was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting a police officer and underage possession of alcohol.