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Williston police officer kneed in head and knocked out during traffic stop; suffers concussion


WILLISTON, North Dakota — Williston police say an officer was knocked unconscious during a traffic stop earlier this month.

The Williston Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1FRF1Fo ) that Officer Zach Hansen was treated for a concussion after the May 21 incident. He has since returned to duty.

Authorities allege that 24-year-old Cassidy Simpson kneed Hansen in the head and knocked him out while Hansen was trying to subdue Simpson with a stun gun.

Simpson is faces several charges including aggravated assault and preventing arrest. He could face more than 10 years in prison if convicted. Court document do not list an attorney for him and a telephone listing for him could not be found.

Information from: Williston Herald, http://www.willistonherald.com

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