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Goodyear Police release body cam video of family-involved brawl

Posted at 7:33 PM, Oct 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-31 22:33:53-04

Goodyear police have released body camera video showing a family brawl that got out of control, and left four officers with minor injuries. 

It happened on September 14 at a home on Maricopa street. Police got a 9-1-1 call from a terrified woman who said her brother was acting aggressive and that she was afraid.

Domestic dispute calls may be considered routine, but they can also be some of the most dangerous that officers respond to, police say. 

Often times because emotions are heated, people are not happy to see officers at their doorstep in these situations.

In this case, by the time officers arrived at the home the victim had already changed her mind and said she regretted calling police.

Due to hearing raised voices, police insisted on checking out what was going on at the home.  

Officers walked upstairs to encounter Henry Hernandez, who was not happy to see officers.

As they tried to escort him outside to talk, body camera video shows Hernandez become extremely agitated and attempting to fight officers as they tried to restrain him.

Officers ended up having to use a taser to restrain him.

Four officers suffered minor cuts, bruises, and abrasions from the scuffle.

Henry Hernandez, his father Enrique Alvarado, and his sister Yessenia Hernandez have all been charged with aggravated assault and obstructing government operations.

In the video, Yessenia Hernandez is heard telling officers that her brother just got out of prison less than a year ago, and has a tough time controlling himself when he is angry.

Goodyear police said Henry Hernandez is also charged with resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.