An off-duty Cambridge, Massachusetts, police officer was arraigned Wednesday in Chelsea District Court on charges he allegedly beat a man during an altercation last month outside a restaurant in Revere.
Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said Jonathan Vicente was charged with assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and malicious destruction of property in connection with a July 10 incident. The judge ordered Vicente to stay away from the victim and witnesses in the case.
Authorities said Vicente was outside of Volare on Broadway with a group of men urinating in an alley at about 2 a.m. When an employee told them to "respect the establishment," Vicente and the other men allegedly got into a verbal confrontation and began kicking a nearby vehicle. Prosecutors said Vicente and the others then began to punch and kick the employee before fleeing the scene.
When Revere Police tracked down Vicente a short distance away in a vehicle, he was allegedly belligerent with the officers and said he was, "on the job."
Vicente was taken into custody for disturbing the peace. He was later identified as one of the men who beat the restaurant employee.
Police are still looking to identify the other men involved in the altercation.