Jan. 31, 2019 By Meghan Sackman
An NYPD Officer was arrested today after his alleged role in a group attack outside a bar in Jackson Heights months ago.
Jose Linares-Bilbao, 24, was arrested at around 8:35 a.m. in Richmond Hill, where he resides, and was charged with assault, second-degree assault, and harassment for allegedly participating in a four-person attack against a 35-year-old man on Oct. 13, police said.
The incident allegedly occurred outside Friend’s Tavern, a gay bar located at 78-11 Roosevelt Ave., at around 3:55 a.m. Linares-Bilbao was off-duty at the time.
Police said the victim was attacked by the four men, including Linares-Bilbao, following a verbal dispute.
The 35-year-old was hit in the head with a bottle during the attack, and sustained a laceration to the side of his head.
The victim had flagged down nearby police to report the attack, according to the NYPD.
Besides Linares-Bilbao, the three other alleged attackers, not affiliated with the NYPD, were also arrested and charged with assault following the October incident.
Linares-Bilbao, who usually patrols housing in Queens, is currently suspended and awaits his court date.
Thank you judge carter for your ruling on having to hire garbage like this on the police force.
Fire the bogot brute. He has no place in our police force.