Natick constable charged with assault, impersonating a police officer

NATICK, MASS. (WHDH) - A Natick constable was arrested for assault after police said he allegedly roughed up two people in a Dairy Queen parking lot.

The constable has also been charged with impersonating a police officer.

Ross Cigna left court after pleading not guilty to assault and impersonating a police officer.

Police said Cigna came to the defense of his son in an argument with two other young men about a girl just before midnight Thursday.

According to the police report, one of the alleged victims said Cigna “proceeded to pull out a badge and stated, ‘I’m a Natick cop.’ Ross then produced a police style, retractable baton and used the baton in question to push both (victims) in the chest area with the small end of the baton.”

Cigna is a Natick constable, but that is an elected position that is generally limited to serving legal papers.

Police said Cigna told them he did pull out his badge but only identified himself as a constable.

Cigna and his son insisted the confrontation never got physical.

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