NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City police officer is accused of punching a man during a pickup football game in the Bronx.
Police say the off-duty officer allegedly punched the man in the face after getting into an argument with him during a game in Van Cortlandt Park Sunday afternoon.
The victim was treated at a hospital and released.
Police say the 29-year-old officer, Tiquan Carruthers, faces assault charges. He’s been placed on modified duty.