NYPD Officer Pleads Innocent To Battering Woman After Breaking Into Apartment Half-Naked
An NYPD cop has pleaded innocent to charges that he beat a woman after bursting into her apartment in his underwear while inebriated.
Officer Eugene Donnelly , 27, was given a slap of the wrist with only misdemeanor charges stemming from the June 10th incident that left a 30-year-old woman terrorized and battered, according to the Daily News.
[su_center_ad]If convicted of the charges of assault, criminal trespass and criminal mischief, Donnelly faces just a year in jail, after going from hero to predator in a single day.
Donnelly has been stripped of his badge and gun, and placed on modified duty.
The incident happened just jours after Donnelly was decorated with the Police Combat Cross — the second highest NYPD honor — in a June 10th ceremony in which he was seen shaking hands with Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.
Donnelly’s heroism in 2012 for arresting a gunman who fired at him was recognized on that day.
After becoming inebriated after the celebration of his heroism, he went to a friend’s apartment to sleep it off.
According to the paper, it was before dawn on June 11th that a 30-year-old neighbor of Donnelly’s friend was startled awake by the officer breaking the chain lock on her front door, prosecutors said.
The woman told detectives she didn’t know the intruder but described him as standing beside her bed in his underwear.
According to the complaint, Donnelly told the woman, “Sometimes I’m a good guy, but sometimes I’m a bad guy.”
Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson said the officer then threw the woman on the floor and “pummeled her about the head.”
Donnelly grabbed a container of milk from the fridge and guzzled it.
The assault was immediately reported by the woman.
When cops put out a wanted poster with an image of a bare-chested Donnelly taken from surveillance footage at the apartment building, a colleague recognized him, and he was arrested.
His next hearing is scheduled for Dec. 10th.
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Image: Daily News.