Reehal, Balbinder Kaur
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On 10/29/2021 at approximately 1236 hrs., I, Officer Kim, was dispatched to [200 BLOCK] Ravenwood Way in reference to a domestic.
Upon arrival, I met [VICTIM #1], the complainant, in the street near the residence. Ms. [VICTIM #1] stated she has a restraining order against her mother, Balbinder Reehal. Ms. [VICTIM #1] stated her mother came into Ms. [VICTIM #1]’s residence uninvited and has found ways to get into the residence multiple times before. Ms. [VICTIM #1] stated on this date, she was in the bathroom and pushed her mother while trying to get her mother to leave. Ms. [VICTIM #1] was wearing a yellow tank top that had a tear near the left shoulder that exposed much of the left side of Ms. [VICTIM #1]’s undergarment beneath the shirt. Ms. [VICTIM #1] stated that happened when Ms. Reehal grabbed at Ms. [VICTIM #1] and pulled at the shirt.
As Ms. [VICTIM #1] and I approached the house, Ms. Reehal exited the front door of the residence. Ms. Reehal stated she had been at the residence since the day before. At that point, Ms. [VICTIM #1] stated if Ms. Reehal was there, it was without Ms. [VICTIM #1]’s knowledge. Ms. Reehal stated she was already at the residence, when her daughter pushed her and tried to strangle her.
I spoke with [WITNESS #1], Ms. Reehal’s son and Ms. [VICTIM #1]’s brother, who was on scene at the time of the incident. Mr. [WITNESS #1] stated he was downstairs when he heard the commotion upstairs. He stated he came upstairs and saw his mother trying to lunge toward Ms. [VICTIM #1]. Mr. [WITNESS #1] stated he got between Ms. Reehal and Ms. [VICTIM #1] to prevent any further physical altercation. Mr. [WITNESS #1] stated Ms. [VICTIM #1] had not been at the residence on this date prior to the altercation. Dispatch confirmed there was an active temporary protection order against Ms. Reehal, with Ms. [VICTIM #1] as the protected person.
I, with Officer Milam’s assistance, placed Ms. Reehal under arrest for simple battery – family violence and aggravated stalking – family violence. While Ofc. Milam and I grabbed Ms. Reehal’s arms, she stiffened her arms and attempted to pull away. Ms. Reehal backed up to a nearby car and threw her head backward. I did not see Ms. Reehal’s head connect with the vehicle but I did hear a thud that indicated contact was made.
After Ofc. Milam and I got the handcuffs on Ms. Reehal, I attempted to double-lock the handcuffs, but Ms. Reehal’s flailing made the task difficult to accomplish. I advised Ofc. Milam we needed to place Ms. Reehal on the ground, which we did by lowering her weight forward, keeping hold of each arm. Once Ms. Reehal was on the ground facedown, I was able to double-lock the handcuffs. While Ms. Reehal was facedown on the ground, she hit the front of her head and her face against the dirt at least one time. Ofc. Milam and I rolled Ms. Reehal onto her side to prevent her from being able to cause injury to herself. I did not observe injury to Ms. Reehal at the time.
The transport van was called to our location, and while waiting for the van, Ofc. Milam and I brought Ms. Reehal up to her knees and held her arms. When the transport van arrived, I turned Ms. Reehal over to the booking and transport officer.
While at headquarters, I was advised by Sgt. Hill that I would need to take custody of Ms. Reehal again at the hospital and take photographs of her injuries. He stated she had made claims at the Houston County Detention Center that she had injuries to the back of her head caused by being thrown down by officers at the time of her arrest.
I applied for warrants on Balbinder Reehal for simple battery – family violence and aggravated stalking family violence. The warrants were signed by Judge Turner of Houston County Magistrate Court. I retook custody of Ms. Reehal at the hospital and, once she was given a room, I photographed her injuries.
Ms. Reehal’s injuries consisted of a red area on the back of her head and redness with abraded skin on her wrists and a bruise on her right forearm. While I photographed the back of Ms. Reehal’s head she stated she had hit her head on the back of the toilet when Ms. [VICTIM #1] pushed her. I remained with Ms. Reehal at the hospital until approximately 1645 hrs., when I was relieved by Ofc. Milam. Body worn camera audio/ video is available. Nothing further.