A New York City police officer has been charged with assault and false arrest. According to LoHud, the officer is accused of assaulting two people in a bar while on duty last year and then falsely arresting one of them to cover up his actions.
The officer was arraigned in Westchester County Court and pleaded not guilty to charges that include felony counts of assault, filing a false instrument, and falsifying business records. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of writing a false statement and official misconduct. His gun and badge were taken away after he surrendered.
According to investigators, the officer was working a midnight shift on April 12, 2010 when he received a call from his brother at around 4:00 a.m. asking him to come to a bar. After arriving, the officer allegedly attacked two people in the bar and filed criminal charges against one of them. He faces up to seven years in prison on the assault charges. New York false arrest attorneys are following this case closely.