Man says CCDC attack was motivated by revenge
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A man that attacked a corrections officer at the Clark County Detention Center on Wednesday told police he did so because he wanted to take revenge on "the corrupt Metropolitan Police Department."
25-year-old Michael Marcel Law is being charged with attempted murder of a police officer, two counts of battery with a deadly weapon on a police officer, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer and burglary.
Police say that Law walked into the CCDC at about 10:24 a.m. Sept. 11 holding a baseball bat. Two officers were on duty at the time.
Before either officer could react, Law swung the bat several times, striking Corrections Officer D. McCray in the head, neck, jaw and finger.
An emergency call went out and other officers responded. During the attempt to take Law into custody, he was able to pull a large knife. Responding officers were able to disarm him without further injury and placed him in custody.
During a search, officers next discovered plastic or Saran Wrap hanging from Law's boxer shorts. Law was transported to the hospital for a cavity search.
Once at the hospital, Law removed the item himself, revealing it to be a plastic bag with his photo inside.
Law told police that he attacked the officers because he was upset about an incident on Sept. 7.
Law said that he was robbed and that police officers did nothing to help him. According to Law, McCray was the first officer he saw in uniform since the incident.
He also told police that he believed he would be beaten, tased or killed by someone in the "corrupt police department" after the attack and that he was pleased with his decision to attack given his previous treatment.
Law's 48-hour hearing is schedule for Friday.
CCDC was closed after the attack but it reopened Thursday morning. The officer that was attacked is expected to be OK.