An NYPD officer honored by Mayor Bill de Blasio during a ceremony last month was found later that night drunk, wearing nothing but his underwear and accused of attacking a woman at her Bronx apartment.
The New York Daily News reports that Officer Eugene Donnelly, 27, was too wasted to realize where he was the night of Jun. 10. According to a police source, Donnelly was "celebrating" and "went to stay with a friend" after a night of drinking.
Earlier in the day, he was praised for arresting a teenage gunman during a Bronx gunfight in May 2012 at the NYPD's annual Medal Day. The Daily News says that after ending up at his friend's home in Woodlawn, he staggered outside and over to a stranger's apartment, where he "roughed her up," clad in nothing but his underwear.
The four-year veteran had his gun and badge taken away, but his lawyer, Stu London, told the Daily News the investigation is still in its early stages. "When a thorough investigation has been completed, it will be obvious that my client engaged in no criminal wrongdoing," London said.
[via New York Daily News]
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