The sheriff’s department Saturday explained why there will be a use-of-force review of the arrest of a transient at Rosemead Park.

The incident occurred about 11 a.m. Friday at the park at 4343 Encinita Ave., according to Deputy Eric Ortiz of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

“A female deputy sheriff was patrolling her area of responsibility at Rosemead Park when a male transient assaulted the deputy in an unprovoked attack,” Ortiz said. “A citizen bystander witnessed the assault and helped the deputy detain the suspect. Several deputy personnel responded and assisted in detaining the suspect.”

The deputy and the suspect both suffered non-life-threatening injuries, he said.

A use-of-force review was underway as a standard practice, Ortiz said. It will include interviews, witness statements and an examination of physical evidence.

The deputy was assigned to the Temple Sheriff’s Station.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Temple Sheriff Station at 626-285-7171.

The reason for issuing the press statement was to counter social media postings, Ortiz said. “Unfortunately, some have made irresponsible accusations in an apparent attempt to cause discord.”

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