Cleo McNally tried to start an argument with her friend and was heard swearing and screaming in Macclesfield during the November 14 incident last year, a court heard
A teenager drank a full bottle of vodka before trying to pick a fight with her friend and attacking three police officers, a court heard.
Cleo McNally, 18, wrestled with an officer for her baton during the killing spree, the court said.
Police were dealing with another incident nearby when they were approached by a group of youths including McNally.
The 18-year-old tried to pick a fight with her friend and was heard cursing and screaming during the incident on November 14 last year. This is reported by the Manchester Evening News.
One of the officers asked her to stop swearing, to which she replied, “I don’t care, she’s af***** little b***h” and “Do you think I really care – she’s an asshole “.
The officer explained that children and the elderly were nearby and could hear them, and again urged them to stop swearing.
She refused and then approached the officer, who verbally abused the girl standing behind her, Stockport Magistrates’ Court heard.
“She could see the defendant’s hand on her baton and pushed her hand back and told her to go home,” prosecutor Jeffrey Bird said.
“The defendant said, ‘No, you damn it, go home’ and pushed her backwards. The officer tried to arrest the accused and overpowered her on the ground.
“Then a fight ensued and the officer had to be assisted by two other officers.”
McNally, from Danes Square, Macclesfield, continued to resist and kicked all three police officers at Castle Street, Macclesfield.
One was kicked on the wrist and knee, the others on the knees.
She was then arrested and taken for a police questioning where she told officers she had had a fight with her friend after drinking a full bottle of vodka.
McNally said she remembers the police arriving but doesn’t remember putting her hand on the officer’s baton – but she does remember squeezing it. She said she was “incredibly drunk.”
The court heard she had a criminal record of racial harassment as a juvenile.
“She said midway through that she kicked the cop, but it wasn’t on purpose,” said Lesley Herman, who defended herself. “She is repentant. There were no injuries – I don’t think the officers were bruised.”
McNally arrived almost two hours late for the afternoon hearing on Wednesday (March 2) and told the Stockport JPs she believes the case should be tried the next day instead.
“She was very concerned about being in court, she really thought it would be heard at 11am tomorrow,” Ms Herman said.
“Speaking of offense, she got into an argument with her friend, they were not involved in the other incident. They are still friends. She says she’s too scared to drink as a result of the incident.”
After JP Dominic Stone berated her for being late and keeping the court waiting, she said: “You have to learn to respect authority figures.
“A police officer is there to serve and protect the whole community, including you. They show you politeness, the least you can show them is politeness in return.
“This will bring you serious consequences. You were given the opportunity as a youngster and here you are again abusing a police officer – this has to stop.”
McNally was sentenced to a 12-month community directive, 15 days of rehabilitation activities, and 60 hours of unpaid labor. She also has to pay every police officer £50 in compensation.
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