Defendant at Miami courthouse bites, punches officers, police say

Godel Leveille, 29, arrested on multiple charges

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor , Dawn Jorgenson - Web - News Editor

MIAMI - A man is facing several charges after he bit a police officer and punched another Monday at the Miami courthouse, police said.

According to a police report, officers were waiting on documents regarding Godel Leveille, who was in the courtroom being taken into custody on a warrant, he was asked several times to exit the jury box, but he refused.

As one officer, only identified as Officer Perez, approached Leveille, the suspect punched Perez in the head and said, "This isn't justice," the report said.

Police said a struggle then ensued, and during the altercation Leveille, 29, bit another officer, identified as Officer Pando, on the left forearm, causing serious injury.

Perez also suffered a knee injury during the altercation.

Leveille was subdued and taken into custody, police said.

Both officers injured in the incident were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Leveille faces two counts of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, two counts of resisting a law enforcement officer with violence and disorderly conduct.

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