REVERE, MA (WHDH) - A Cambridge Police officer was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace after he allegedly assaulted a man in Revere.
Officer Jonathan Vicente, 25, was arrested by Revere Police on July 10 after an altercation at Volare, a restaurant on Broadway. Police said the altercation erupted when a line cook taking the trash out confronted a group of men urinating in the alley behind the building. Chef Salvo Gaglio said the line cook told the men they were in a private alley and the men then attacked him.
Gaglio said his employee was kicked and punched in the face by Vicente and several other men. He was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries, including a fractured nose.
Revere officers stopped a car a short distance away occupied by Vicente and another man. Police said Vicente was visibly drunk and had a bloody and bruised hand. He allegedly told police he was not involved in the fight at Volare.
According to the police report, Vicente told the officers, “I’m on the job, I’m one of you. I’m on the job, I work in Cambridge.” Police said when they started booking him, he told the officers to stay out of Cambridge and threatened to stop them if they did.
Vicente was charged with disorderly conduct while the investigation into the group assault continues. He was subsequently arraigned in Chelsea District Court on July 11 and released.
Vicente has been placed on unpaid administrative leave from the department, where he has served as a patrol officer since 2015.
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