NYPD Officer Who Assaulted Woman Gets Only 3 Years Probation

Officer was wearing only his underwear when he attacked the woman.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

A New York Police Department officer who assaulted a woman will not serve jail time. According to the NY Daily News, Officer Eugene Donnelly was sentenced to three years probation for misdeanor assault on Thursday. 

Donnelly, a decorated officer from the 46th Precinct, was involved in a bizarre attack in June 2014. He broke into a Bronx woman's home, while wearing only underwear, and punched her up to 20 times. Per police sources, he also drank milk from the fridge and escaped.

Surveillance video shows him leaving her home.

Just prior to the assault, the officer received the Police Combat Cross. He was given the honor for capturing an armed suspect in 2012.

His lawyers claimed he was sleepwalking and suffering from PTSD when he assaulted the woman. Donnelly pled guilty to misdemeanor assault in March. He remains on modified duty and must undergo alcohol abuse treatment for his attack.



[Photo: NYPD Facebook]




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