- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 21, 2016

A Metropolitan Police Department officer was arrested Wednesday after an investigation revealed that he drew his service weapon during an off-duty altercation on Interstate 295.

“The ability to wear the MPD badge and serve in the District is an honor and something we hold sacred,” said Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. “To learn that incidents like this have occurred is nothing short of disturbing and only fractures the relationships that we have built in our communities.”

Around 3:45 p.m. on Feb. 20, off-duty Officer Michael Minor, 46, was driving in his personal vehicle when he was involved in an “altercation” on the highway, police said.

Officer Minor and another driver stopped and exited their vehicles, and the officer drew his service weapon, police said. A physical altercation ensued, during which the second driver sustained minor injuries. The victim drove off before stopping to call 911.

After an Internal Affairs Division investigation, Officer Minor was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

“In light of this officer’s actions, we will continue to hold our members to the highest of standards and remain focused on service, integrity and fairness,” Chief Lanier said.

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