New Jersey police officer arrested after he beat a sick woman in a wheelchair

Police sergeant Mark Lee  
By: Sarah Weiss 

A police officer in New Jersey showed no mercy towards a sick woman in a wheelchair beating her down to the ground.

He was arrested and charged with several felonies.

The police officer in New Jersey is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation after he was accused of attacking the woman in a wheelchair and her 4-year-old while on duty.

Authorities said the Robbinsville police sergeant Mark Lee, broke into the woman's apartment in a house that serves people with disabilities.

Prosecutors said Lee assaulted the 45-years-old woman and her son and at one point threw her from her wheelchair. The 18-year veteran of the department then jumped from a window to escape a police vehicle before being captured.

After Sgt. Lee, 44, was arrested by his co-workers, he kicked out the window of the police car and jumped out of the car, the prosecutor's office said. Police officers chased him on foot and captured him after a huge struggle.

The charges against Lee include aggravated assault and official misconduct. Prosecutors say they do not know if he has a lawyer yet. Mayor David Fried said that the officer's actions Monday night were totally out of order.