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UPDATE: La Crosse Police release confrontation with officer dashcam video

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UPDATE: La Crosse Police have released the dashcam video of a Sparta man confronting an officer earlier this month.

The video shows that as Officer Mark Rosenmeier pulls up to Cameron Park, a man later identified as Jacob Olsen, jumps on the hood of the squad car.

Its not seen in the video, but pictures provided by the department show the damage done to the windshield by Olsen's head and fists.

Officer Rosenmeier got out of the squad and began talking to Olsen, who then began to advance on Officer Rosenmeier.

Despite using a taser and pepper spray, Olsen continued to move towards and attack Officer Rosenmeier, who called for additional help as heard in the video. 

Olsen was eventually taken into custody after other officers arrived at on the scene. 

Both men were injured in the confrontation and taken to a La Crosse hospital for treatment. Officer Rosenmeier returned to work shortly after the incident.

After getting medical care, Olsen was sent to the La Crosse County Jail. He remains there on a $5,000 cash bond.

Among the charges Olsen faces is Battery to Law Enforcement Officers, resisting, and damage to property. His next court appearance is set for September.

A Sparta man is in custody after a confrontation with a La Crosse Police officer Tuesday afternoon that left both injured.

Jacob Olsen, 22, is currently in the La Crosse County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond on charges including Battery and Resisting or Obstructing an Officer. 

Officer Mark Rosenmeier was called to the Cameron Park area at 1:57 p.m. for a report of an accident and someone attacking people. 

As he arrived, a police statement said that Olsen jumped on Rosenmeier's squad car and began to break the windshield using his head and fists.

The officer got out of the squad and used his taser on Olsen to no effect as the man continued towards Rosenmeier. Olsen then attacked the officer, who used pepper spray on the man.

Additional officers arrived at the scene to help subdue Olsen.

Both Officer Rosenmeier and Olsen were taken to a La Crosse hospital for treatment of their injuries. Officer Rosenmeier, who had minor injuries, has since returned to work.

This isn't the first time Olsen has a violent confrontation with police. On January 19, 2012, Olsen was shot by Sparta Police Sgt. Booker Ferguson during an incident at Olsen's home.

That night, officers found Olsen outside his home armed with a rifle. Despite repeated demands to drop the rifle, when Olsen pointed the rifle at Sgt. Ferguson, he was shot.  

After recovering from his injuries, he was sentenced to 30 days in jail and given three years probation in April, 2012 on three charges including a felony for Intentionally Point Firearm at a Law Enforcement Officer. 

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