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.”