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SBCC football player accused of injuring officer

SBCC football player accused of...

ISLA VISTA, Calif. - A Santa Barbara City College student athlete was arrested Tuesday after authorities say he resisted arrest and injured an Isla Vista Foot Patrol officer.

The incident occurred Saturday night at an Isla Vista intersection.

Just before midnight, officers with the Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded to the area of Del Playa Drive and Camino Del Sur to respond to a fight that had broke out within a large crowd.

Officers and Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies attempted to break up the fight.

According to a press release from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, several people appeared to be chasing after a person. A sheriff's sergeant attempted to detain one suspect, but the man broke free and began to run away.

Two female campus officers attempted to detain the man, but he resisted. One of the officers grabbed hold of the man's shirt and as the man tried to remove his shirt, he forcefully threw the officer down.

The officer lost her balance and hit her head against the bumper of a parked car. She lost consciousness for several minutes.

The suspect fled the scene on foot as other officers tended to the injured officer.

Sheriff's deputies and campus police conducted an investigation and were able to identify the suspect as Isaac Brown, an 18-year-old football player at Santa Barbara City College. A warrant was obtained and Brown was arrested without incident on Tuesday.

He was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail and could face charges for resisting arrest causing serious bodily injury and dissuading an executive officer by force. His bail was set at $25,000.

The officer underwent treatment for a concussion at a local hospital. She was released and is recovering.

Santa Barbara City College issued the following statement:

SBCC is aware of the situation. We are cooperating with law enforcement. Per the college process, the Dean of Student Affairs will evaluate disciplinary actions. 
 
The student has been suspended from all athletic activities pending legal resolution of this matter. 
 
We send our sincere best wishes to the UCSB Police Officer that was injured and wish her a speedy and full recovery. We take cases like this very seriously and will continue to work with law enforcement and our college administration to respond. 

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