Takoma Park police officer arrested for assaulting a DC police officer

FEB 9 — An off-duty Takoma Park police officer was arrested for assaulting a Washington DC police officer early Sunday morning at a downtown DC dance club.

Milton Flores, 23, was charged with misdemeanor assault on a police officer during an altercation at Ultrabar, which describes itself as an “upscale, five-level mega club,” on the 900 block of F Street, NW.

Flores, who has served on the city police force since August, 2014, will be suspended with pay pending both the criminal proceeding and the internal investigation, according to a statement released Feb. 8 by Cathy Plevy, TPPD information officer.

The arrest was made at 1:51 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, according to Washington DC police records. The club held a “Ladies Night” event starting at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Also arrested for misdemeanor assault on a police officer at the same address was Cinthya Sandres, 28. Her arrest was recorded at 2:21 a.m.

Takoma Park police will conduct an internal investigation. If the allegations are sustained, appropriate action will be taken, says the police statement.

In the statement Takoma Park’s police chief Alan Goldberg said “that police officers are held to a higher standard and must always represent the department and community they serve with honor, respect and integrity. When an officer crosses that line, he or she damages the reputation of all officers regardless if it is an off duty or on duty activity.”

 

 

1 Comment on "Takoma Park police officer arrested for assaulting a DC police officer"

  1. Elizabeth Wallace | February 9, 2016 at 8:32 pm |

    I am a resident of Takoma Park and I am tired of seeing members of my police force showing up in the headlines having committed crimes, allegedly or not. They need to make public apologies not only to those involved in the incident but to the citizens of Takoma Park and in this case, to the officers of DC. Another, Travis Ala was indicted in 2015 for a road rage incident in which he pulled out a gun. http://wtop.com/anne-arundel-county/2015/06/office… This costs in so many ways.

    I posed the following questions to our city council, mayor and city manager via email:

    1/ Will one of the members of the city council attend Flores’ March 18 hearing? I assume a representative from HR is scheduled automatically to attend things like this.
    2/ Will the Ms. Plevy send a link to the Washington Post article to city residents so that they have more details?
    3/ Will he be asked to make a public apology to the DC Police Dept, the owners of Ultrabar and to the residents of Takoma Park at a city council meeting?
    4/ Is Travis Ala expected to make a public apology at some point as well?
    5/ Will either be required to make restitution of their leave with pay to the people of Takoma Park if found guilty?

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