Two Durham police officers were charged today with simple assault following an incident last week at a sports bar on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh, according to a Durham police news release.source:
Raleigh police issued criminal summonses for officers Gary P. Lee, 38, and Scott Tanner, 33, the release said. The officers are two of five on Durham's force being questioned after Rene Dennis Thomas, a line cook at Blinco's sports bar, said that several men threatened him and pushed him in the parking lot of the bar the night of July 20.
The criminal summonses mean that neither Tanner nor Lee will be arrested but will be ordered to appear in court at a later date.
Police officers charged with assault [NewsObserver.com, July 27, 2006]