- Associated Press - Monday, March 10, 2014

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.