OKCPD: Del City police officer injured transporting prisoner

Del City Police vehicle (File KOKH)

The Oklahoma City Police Department was called to assist a Del City officer after she was injured while moving a prisoner.

According to the OKC police the injury happened shortly after 6 p.m. on south Interstate 44 just south of the 10th St. bridge. The DCPD officer was taken to the hospital with a non-life threatening head injury.

The Del City Police Department public information officer says the officer was taking a suspect to the county jail, from a hospital, when the suspect became combative and the officer was injured. The suspect was returned to the hospital to be checked out and will be facing additional charges when he is taken to jail.

The suspect, whose name has not been released, was arrested during a traffic stop earlier in the day. There is no word on the original charges.

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