Two officers were injured when former NFL player James Hardy III allegedly resisted arrest following a disturbance call Sunday afternoon, officials said.
Police responded to the call around 4:20 p.m. in the area of St. Paul Avenue, according to Lt. Brian Gilman of the LAPD.
When officers tried to contact Hardy, the former NFL player allegedly resisted police. Gilman said officers used less-lethal forms of force to control Hardy, including placing him in a chokehold.
Additional officers arrived on scene and were able to take Hardy into custody. He was taken to a hospital where he remained Sunday night.
Gilman said two officers suffered various injuries during the scuffle and were treated and released from a hospital.