As an officer attempted to use his Taser on Cruz Sr., Cristina Cruz grabbed the Taser and pointed it at the officer, the DA’s office previously said. She dropped it after the officer drew his gun and told her to let it go.
One officer had his head slammed against a church door and was choked by Cruz Sr., according to the DA's office. A third officer arrived, and eventually all four family members, including one juvenile, were arrested.
In June, Cruz Sr. and Cruz Jr. both pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated assault of an officer. The father was sentenced to 10 years with 17 months to serve in prison, but he was expected to be deported for being in the United States illegally, AJC.com previously reported. It was not known Friday whether Cruz Sr. had already been deported.
Cruz Jr. was given first-offender status and sentenced to seven years of probation.
Cristina Cruz, 39, who opted to go to trial, was convicted in July of removing a weapon from a public official, aggravated assault on a peace officer, attempted removal of a weapon from a public official and willful obstruction of a law enforcement officer. She has been held at the Gwinnett jail since her conviction.