AP police officers arrested suspect Lyssandra Ritter today in the Red Light District of Asphyxiation Point after an exchange of gunfire and a raid on the Lair Productions Studio and the local favorite Red Room.
Lyssandra Ritter was arrested and charged with Domestic Terrorism, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Kidnapping, Gang Assault and Conspiracy in the attack on the District Attorney Vivian Lowe. The District Attorney was unavailable for a comment but the AP Police Chief Jay Biafra says DA Vivian Lowe named Ms. Ritter as her assailant. Chief Biafra went on to say that Ms. Ritter allegedly attacked DA Lowe in an attempt to get her wife's charges dismissed. DA Lowe was reported to be raped and severely beaten during the kidnapping.
The scene on the streets during the arrest was chaotic as a member of the APPD took down Ms. Ritter with gunfire from the rooftops. Before Ms. Ritter was hauled off with an injury to her leg she expressed her anger at what to her was misconduct and injustice by saying "This is how the imperial Stormtroopers treat us!"
It's unclear if Mr. Ritter was referring to "us" as the community of Asphyxiation Point as a whole or was making a political statement on behalf of the nearly naked that can be found in the Red Light District of AP at any hour of the day. The Red Light District is an area that is usually void of any police presence and it will be interesting to see if the APPD will continue to crack down on activities that take place in the seedy neighborhood or if this is just a one time event spurred on by the attack of the DA. During the arrest, APPD Chief Biafra stated, "We are a pack, we work together and bite the heads off rabid snakes" This raises the question: Does the APPD only come to action when their own is victimized? Should citizens of Asphyxiation Point be concerned that the APPD has taken to firing shots from the roof tops like vigilantes and proclaiming "alleged" perpetrators as terrorist before a trial?
Lyssandra Ritter is reported to be in good condition with non life threatening wounds that were treated upon her intake at the APPD. Any requests to speak with the officer that fire at the scene was denied but Chief Biafra assured the Times that "My crew are well trained in firearms, and as much as we are trained to use them we do resist using firearms as much as safely possible."