BALTIMORE —An Anne Arundel County police officer faces an assault charge after he bit another man’s testicles in a fight over a woman on Cinco de Mayo, according to charging documents released by police Wednesday.
Baltimore City police officers were called in the area of the 700 block of South Linwood and 2900 block of O’Donnell Street for an assault call around 11:47 p.m. Tuesday.
According to charging documents, a man told police he was assaulted by two men, one of whom bit his testicles in the alley behind Looney’s Pub in the 2900 block of O’Donnell Street.
A woman approached the responding officers to tell them she witnessed the fight, according to charging documents. Police said she gave description of the attacker who was wearing a blue and white polo shirt and cargo shorts. She told the police she waited at the front door of the Claddaugh Pub at 2918 O’Donnell St. for police arrive as she had seen the attacker walk in there, according to charging documents.
“The bitee actually got the better of him in the fist fight. After we broke them up is when he disclosed he’d been bitten in the testicles,” witness Thomas Bourne said.
Bourne was one of a number of people who tried to break up the fight.
“He was upset, took him a long time to calm down. He indicated he needed medical assistance. He was bleeding in his area ….MORE
THE ANNE ARUNDEL POLICE CHIEF ISSUED THIS STATEMENT:
On May 5, 2015, the Anne Arundel County Police Department was informed by investigators with the Baltimore Police Department that a member of our agency was arrested. We have learned that Corporal Michael Flaig, a 10-year veteran of the Anne Arundel County Police Department assigned to the Eastern District, was arrested and charged with a second-degree assault and public intoxication after an altercation in the Canton area of Baltimore.
The Baltimore Police Department is investigating this matter and any further inquiries as to the circumstances of this arrest should be directed to them. The officer’s police powers have been suspended and he has been placed on paid administrative duties.
“These charges are disturbing and we have an obligation as police officers to conduct ourselves in a professional manner on and off-duty,” said Anne Arundel County Chief of Police Timothy J. Altomare.”We will cooperate fully with the Baltimore Police Department as they conduct their investigation. At this time, we cannot comment further because for our agency, this is a confidential personnel matter.”