Underwear-clad officer accused of roughing up female stranger after barging into her apartment
June 27, 2014
He went from hero to zero in a few boozy hours.
Shortly after NYPD Officer Eugene Donnelly donned his dress blues for a medal ceremony at One Police Plaza, the cockeyed cop sported only his underwear when found in a stranger’s Bronx apartment.
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The polluted policeman, a four-year veteran, allegedly roughed up the female resident during the June 10 bender — and officials say he was too blotto to recognize his whereabouts.
“He was apparently drinking,” a police source told the Daily News of Donnelly. “He was celebrating. He went to stay with a friend.”
Donnelly, 27, was stripped of his gun and shield after receiving the Police Combat Cross — the department’s second-highest honor — and shaking Mayor de Blasio’s hand during Medal Day ceremonies.
“We are aware of the incident and actively investigating with the NYPD,” said Melvin Hernandez, spokesman for the Bronx district attorney’s office. The Internal Affairs Bureau was working with prosecutors, cops said.