Award-Winning NYPD Cop Arrested for 3rd Time in 5 Years; now for Fighting Cops
It is obvious the New York City Police Department does not mind harboring criminals within their ranks.
After all, NYPD officer Eugene Donnelly was charged with burglary and assault after breaking into a woman's apartment in his underwear in 2014, only to later claim he was sleepwalking.
Then in 2016, Donnelly was arrested for drunk driving after striking several parked cars, then flipping his own car where cops found him trapped and reeking of booze.
On Tuesday, Donnelly was arrested again; this time in Baltimore after drunkenly fighting with two cops who had been called to remove him from a hotel where he had been causing a scene.
Donnelly, 32, was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, disorderly conduct, and intoxicated endangerment and was released on his own recognizance.
Donnelly blamed his first arrest on the PTSD he obtained from a 2012 shooting that earned him the Combat Cross award, considered the second highest honor within the NYPD.
He was celebrating the award the night in 2014 when he busted a woman's door down in his underwear at 5 a.m. and punched her several times, dragging her around her own apartment and chugging milk from her fridge.
In 2017, he was placed on three-years probation over that incident. It's unclear at this time the latest status on his 2016 drunk driving charge.
“Sometimes I’m a good guy, but sometimes I’m a bad guy,” he told the woman whose apartment he broke into, according to the criminal complaint.
If that's the case, then why is he still allowed to carry a badge and gun?