The WA Police Union president has described an incident that left a Mandurah cop bleeding after an alleged bite to the neck as “absolutely disgusting, deplorable and completely out of line”.
About 11pm on Friday, the constable was taking an 18-year-old Halls Head woman to the charge room in the Mandurah Police Station when she was allegedly assaulted.
The officer has taken sick leave after the alleged attack.
WA Police Union president George Tilbury expressed his outrage over the alleged assault.
"Police officers give their all for the community and do not deserve to be assaulted while they are doing their job,” Mr Tilbury said.
“The full force of the law must come down on this offender, as the community and our members will accept nothing less."
The woman was intercepted by police on Friday evening, in the Smart Street Mall.
Police will allege the woman was attempting to fight people in the street at the time.
Police arrested and charged the woman with disorderly conduct, refusing to move on and with failing to give details when requested by officers.
She was later charged with assaulting an officer, disorderly conduct in a police lock-up and obstruction in a police lock-up.
The teenager appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court on June 16.
She was remanded to reappear in the Mandurah Magistrates Court on July 10.
The constable was taken to Peel Health Campus for treatment and is waiting for the results of a mandatory blood test.