The woman accused of violating a restraining order, then resisting arrest and spitting on Springfield cops was granted 500 dollars bails in Springfield District Court.
The Hampden County DAs office asking for ten thousand dollars for Michele Pelote. Despite the low bail, Pelote will had her bond on two previous cases revoked and so she will be held for at least 90 days until her next hearing.
Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood says “By taking this attack lightly it encourages cowardly senseless attacks on the women and men in blue.”
And now comes word from the Commissioner that Monday alone officers were spit at in a separate case, coughed at and in at least one case had their face masks pulled off their faces.
Mayor Dom Sarno states, “District Attorney Gulluni asks for $10,000 bail on this repeat violent offender and the Judge sets $500 on this potentially life threatening assault on our brave and dedicated police officers. Our public needs to be aware of the disturbing trend – that these offenders are now pulling off our police officers masks to spit in he or she’s faces. This extremely low bail sends a terrible message that it’s open season on our cops..”
The officers who were assaulted returned to work today (Tuesday).