Updated: Wednesday, 02 Dec 2009, 1:00 AM EST
Published : Tuesday, 01 Dec 2009, 10:13 PM EST
New Haven (WTNH) - New Haven Police Officer Jason Bandy was arrested, Tuesday, and charged with second-degree breach of peace, interfering with an officer and disorderly conduct stemming from an incident that occurred on October 30 at Center Street Lounge in the City.
Owner of Center Street Lounge, Jason Cutler, revealed what happened that night.
"My female bouncer was walking down and looked in and saw a gentleman right here," said Cutler. "He was urinating on the floor. The sinks are here and the sinks are there and he is just urinating on the floor."
When Cutler found out the man urinating on the floor was a police officer he said he was shocked.
"We have an on duty police officer, who is great. He immediately came over and they in turn went at it," said Cutler. "Meanwhile the whole struggle is going on over a pile of urine."
Cutler said they had to escort the police officer out because he refused to leave.
"He walks out here and we go a few steps and he looks and spits at my bar," said Cutler. "He keeps on walking and right about here there is a big pole of dirt that the cleaner started to sweep and he takes his foot and he kicks it and the pile of dirt goes everywhere. At that point, he finally is escorted out."
What's more is that although the officer was supposed to be on-duty that night but instead called out sick to "party."
"I was completely shocked; I have the utmost respect for the New
Haven Police Department," said Cutler. "I don't hold this against
them. I work with them every night. I am open, they are great
people; they have helped me out when I needed them to."
Meanwhile, Police Chief James Lewis released a statement that said, "The New Haven Police Department takes any incident involving possible misconduct by an officer very seriously as we expect officers to serve as role models to the community."
New Haven Police's Internal Affairs division is also
investigating this incident. Bandy is currently on administrative
duty pending the outcome of an internal investigation.