Authorities say an off-duty NYPD sergeant was arrested over the weekend for throwing a friend into a storefront window.
Gothamist reports that Sgt. Tamara Beauzile, 43, was arrested around 4:40 a.m. on Sunday for hurling her Samantha Douglas through a window in Tribeca. Someone with a big mouth reportedly told the New York Post all of the sordid details that led up to the confrontation.
A police source told the Post that Beauzile was driving her friends home from a nightclub when they started arguing about directions. At one point, Beauzile allegedly told Douglas "B****, I know where I’m going!" and attacked her:
“She said, ‘Don’t let me be a cop tonight. Let me be a friend tonight.’”
Douglas, 38, tried to leave and hop in a taxi, but was turned away by the cabby because she was bleeding, the friend said.
When Douglas returned to Beauzile’s car to get her purse, the cop jumped out and started beating her, the friend said.
“She ran into her like a train with no brakes,” the friend said. “She just kept punching her.” Beauzile then picked up Douglas and threw her into the window of Canal Furniture on Broadway near Walker Street, leaving a gaping hole.
Beauzile—a 21-year-veteran of the police force—and Douglas were both left with injuries from the glass. Beauzile was arrested and charged with assault, disorderly conduct and harassment, while Douglas was hospitalized, then arrested on the same charges.