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New York Police officer arrested after beating New York Fire Department veteran

By Mason White 5:33 AM September 12, 2013
 

By: David Ross
It was classic feud of two departments.

A New York Police officer was arrested and charged with assault related charges after beating a retired Fire Department member, according to police reports.

The off duty police officer allegedly beat the retired firefighter after a fight broke out between them in Staten Island.

Detective Mike Oner, 41, was driving through Great Kills at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, when he saw the 53-year-old victim walking toward the corner of Gibson Avenue and Giffords Lane.

The 18-year veteran of the New York Police Department parked his car, crossed the street and pounced on the former firefighter, hitting him in the face several times.

The firefighter, who lives near Oner, was rushed to Staten Island University Hospital with injuries to his eye and bruises on his face.

Oner, who is assigned to the 94th Precinct in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, was arrested on charges of assault. He was suspended from duty. He was released on bail after his arraignment.