Man Slams Cop, Fights Several Others: Police

The LaCascata resident is charged with injuring a police officer and multiple counts of assaulting police officers.

Police believe a LaCascata man who allegedly picked up and slammed an officer into a table and later assaulted several other officers Sunday night was under the influence of a narcotic during the incident.

Ibrahim Dao, 28, contacted 911 at 7:58 p.m. Sunday to request help, according to police.

Responding officers were met by Dao, who was standing on a staircase in his home, sweating profusely, yelling incoherently, according to Gloucester Township Police Capt. Anthony Minosse. Police characterized Dao as upset and disoriented.

Dao "was believed to be under the influence of a narcotic in an altered state of mind when he displayed abnormal strength as he picked up one officer into the air and slammed him into a table," Minosse said in a press release.

A police officer used pepper spray at that time, but the substance had no effect on Dao, who reportedly continued fighting officers and resisting arrest. Even after officers were able to place handcuffs on Dao, the LaCascata man continued to attempt to assault the officers with his feet and shoulders.

Dao was treated at an area hospital before being transported to the police station, where he was charged with aggravated assault on an officer resulting in injury, three counts of aggravated assault on an officer, resisting arrest and obstruction of justice. Dao was lodged in Camden County Jail on $35,000 cash bail.

Several officers were treated for minor injuries and decontaminated from the pepper spray and bodily fluids exposure from the accused during the incident. One officer was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated for a hand injury, Minosse said.

Amanda February 25, 2013 at 09:06 PM
Another fine resident of LaCascata
Schu February 25, 2013 at 11:59 PM
The beauty is we get to send their children to our schools and they go ahead and drag everything down.
Lou February 26, 2013 at 02:12 AM
I have been a resident of La Cascata for 15 years, Sure not going to left the rift raft of the complex chase us out. I also will not let the Racist residents of the township chase us out. You guys need to realize this township is made up of all different types of people. Don't condemn us all for the actions of one!
Amanda February 26, 2013 at 02:20 AM
Oh Lou, there seems to more than just one bad seed in La Cascata. That development has had a bad reputation for many, many years.
Jasmine February 26, 2013 at 01:27 PM
seriously its not even the residents of lacascata yes there has been problems here it seems that a lot of people are moving here and bringing the drama here the sad part is I've lived here for over 10 years and you honestly cant say its everyone my whole time living here our neighbors all look out for each other and help each other its actually like a family out here its ashamed people are moving here starting problems and making it look bad on everyone here this man just moved here the one incident that happened about 6 months ago also with the three men all three of those men hadn't even lived here for a year like I said a lot of those people are new and bring the drama and for you people that state that our children are bringing down the schools is ridiculous and immature were talking about children here majority of the children I've seen grow up around here are making a name for themselves and have gone off to collage a lot of the kids here have support from our neighbors my mother also lives here in lacascata and she's like the neighborhood grand mom / mom we have helped a lot of these kids that are less fortunate or going thru ruff times so for you to judge off what you hear and not of what you know is the problem with the world these days assuming comes from not knowing so don't be ignorant and judge people as a whole!!
Debbie Shinn February 26, 2013 at 01:52 PM
First of all, all of you are assuming this guy was a bad egg. This article is very vague and a little misleading. The accused called the police but the article does not say why? The man was under the influence of a narcotic? Again what and why? Albuterol is a narcotic, Asthma med. Having faced this situation with a family member, sounds like maybe this guy might have been mentally ill, on meds and was having a really bad day or episode. I could be very wrong but lets try and look at things more broadly. Someone having a psycotic episode can be really loud, confrontational and sometimes scary but rarely dangerous. These folks are troubled all the time, 24/7 and have bad days like you and me that they just can't handle thier situation. They get REALLY LOUD! Police are highly trained and usually very good at handling these situations and can defuse things quite nicely. BUT, sometimes things can escalate from either side based on the situation, behaviors and history. I'm not trying to say I know something I don't, I am only trying to share my experience based on the wording of this story. Oh, BTW, the mentally ill can live everywhere, even your house!
Big Daddy 1 February 26, 2013 at 01:52 PM
Wow, that was one big sentence.
Debbie Shinn February 26, 2013 at 02:03 PM
Jasmine, you really don't need to defend yourself from people who make very broad ignorant comments based on racism or fear. Don't shy and pull back, stand firm and reach out. That is the only reaction that will change things.
Amanda February 26, 2013 at 03:22 PM
Wow, you really need to learn how to form sentences.
Darren Gladden February 26, 2013 at 03:49 PM
Debbie Keep rolling strong Amanda "REALLY" ......smh
MomoftheMonth February 26, 2013 at 04:08 PM
Yes, 'really' Amanda, you are exactly what is wrong with society. I bet it also burns you up that Obama was elected again. What a sad individual you are. Your ignorance is sad and laughable.
Debbie Shinn February 26, 2013 at 04:15 PM
Sorry Mom, but I have read other comments from Amanda and it is not sad or laughable. Some of her comments are downright offensive. Amanda may just feel she needs attention and can get it here. I intend to not provide her attention and suggest other's do the same. In other words, just "Hit the IGNORE button"......
Paul J. DiBartolo February 26, 2013 at 04:28 PM
Did you have to? Criticize someone for what you think they believe differently than you and then use the same kind of rhetoric yourself...that's helpful. >> I bet it also burns you up that Obama was elected again... I for one was burned up he got elected again and it had nothing to do with racism as you attempt to imply. Mr. Obama said George Bush was unpatriotic to run up $4 trillion dollars of debt and then proceeded to run up another $4 trillion in half the time with no end in sight. Additionally, He voted against raising the debt ceiling as a Senator and now begs to have it done every six months. Mr. Transparency himself; what a hypocrite he turned out to be. Now go ahead and tell me I'm a racist, MomoftheMonth (whatever that means).
MomoftheMonth February 26, 2013 at 04:52 PM
If you can ignore ignorance & racism, then you can tolerate it and I can do neither. It is laughable that in a day and age with education & information in such an abundance, we still have the ever faithful...village idiot
MomoftheMonth February 26, 2013 at 04:56 PM
Wow Paul, I noticed the only thing you addressed was the 'Obama' comment...that speaks volumes
Paul J. DiBartolo February 26, 2013 at 05:35 PM
It's good to see that your lack of intelligence and objectivity also includes the ability to name call. Look to thyself for the village idiot reference and you need look no further. Thanks for the dialog. BTW, your second comment below is almost as intelligent as your first response to me and was entirely predictable and as such deserves no further mention.
Darren Gladden February 26, 2013 at 05:54 PM
Everybody RELAX , Obama has nothing doing what going on around here . Stick to what is WRONG in GT . Everybody looking for someone and something to BLAME . Let's START BLAMING ourselves and all come together and make things BETTER . Now whats this I hear Dave Mayer has a call in SHOW . I just wonder if he will answer my call or just say I'm a LAIR again ........Just care , I do ,,,,,Can't we all just get along and tackle what is wrong in OUR TOWNSHIP .
Big Daddy 1 February 26, 2013 at 06:06 PM
I agree Darren - too many people beating up each other. Criticising the people we pay that do not represent us is different. If they refuse to do what is good for the township, they should hear about it. Would love to hear the call in show. Keep us posted.
Stacie February 26, 2013 at 08:37 PM
I've lived there for 26 years. I've raised two children there and both have gone to college and have excellent jobs. Albuterol is not a narcotic.
Debbie Shinn February 26, 2013 at 09:01 PM
Narcotic: 1a : a drug that in moderate doses dulls the senses, relieves pain, and induces profound sleep but in excessive doses causes stupor, coma, or convulsions b : a drug subject to restriction similar to that of addictive narcotics whether physiologically addictive and narcotic or not ***2: something that soothes, relieves, or lulls***
Megatron13 February 27, 2013 at 10:43 AM
Guy attacks police officers because he was high as a kite and people still try to defend his actions. Disgusting.......SMH. Somehow people still wonder what's wrong with this town.......
Debbie Shinn February 27, 2013 at 01:48 PM
You know that for a fact? Why would he then call 911 for assistance. What facts can you provide!
OCNJ February 27, 2013 at 02:05 PM
Sometimes one cannot ignore the ridiculous comments. Why would he call for assistance? Many reasons maybe he was really "high as a kite" as said above. Read between the lines. I don't think the story was bad at all. This was covered well in the news that night with more details and they even had the guys past history of a drug use. They even spoke with a neighbor and the girlfriend who said he was out of it. What is your problem with the story? Looks pretty black and white. I guess the cops all lied and made it up is that where you are going?
Debbie Shinn February 27, 2013 at 02:19 PM
Did not know about the coverage the night before, I stand corrected then. I have 1st hand experience as I stated above. People who are mentally ill sometimes end up in these cirumstances because we do not know how to handle someone who is mentally ill. That was my only concern or thought. I was asking for more facts. Everything is not always as black and white as you suggest.....
Debbie Shinn February 27, 2013 at 02:22 PM
BTW, I said from the very beginning I felt the story was very vague and misleading... Why then would it be "ridiculous" of me to ask for more facts... Maybe you only read 1 comment???
Megatron13 February 28, 2013 at 01:21 AM
These press releases are always vague because they can not give all the facts due to legal issues. I am willing to bet that the word of 4 police officers is a bit more believable than that of the girlfriend of a drug addict and a random neighbor who had nothing to do with the incident. Even if you don't agree with Amanda, it is hard to say she isn't right about Lacascata. The place, for a fact, had 60 + vacant town houses. It gets foot patrols during the summer because the behavior of its residents. For you or anyone else to say that that complex does not give this town a black eye is almost laughable.
Debbie Shinn February 28, 2013 at 01:33 AM
Thank You. I can agree to the situation at LaCascata. That was not my issue with Amanda. My issue with Amanda has to do with posts like this one from earlier this year: "How about tearing down the overaboudance apartments. Doing so would get rid of the so called rift-raft that seems to like to walk up and down Blackwood Clementon road with their basketballs in one hand and Popeyes chicken in the other hand." NOT LAUGHABLE!!!! I am disappointed PATCH has not taken this down!!!!! She should be censored....


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