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Portland police officer arrested in Massachusetts

FILE - Zahra Abu (Portland Police Department)

WORCESTER, MA (WGME) -- The City of Portland says a Portland police officer was arrested in Worcester, Massachusetts Saturday night.

Officials say Officer Zahra Abu was charged with assault and battery, trespass, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and disturbing the peace.

Officer Abu has been put on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an internal review of the matter.

Worcester Police say it happened at a Ja Rule concert on Saturday at the Palladium.

Police say she was “acting unruly, pushed some people, was asked to leave numerous times, refused and was then subsequently placed under arrest.”

There were no injuries.

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