Newly launched video reveals a Western New York police officer punching his supervisor outdoors a bar.
The Buffalo Information stories a number of off-duty Cheektowaga cops have been gathered in a Depew bar in January 2020 when Sgt. Garrett Slawatycki and Officer Sean Trapper stepped outdoors. The sergeant and Trapper allegedly fought over whether or not or not Trapper had dodged a name that the sergeant tried dispatching him to roughly a month earlier.
The argument escalated, with safety digicam footage from the Route 78 Road Bar exhibiting Trapper punched Slawatycki and hauled him to the bottom.
The newspaper stated the Cheektowaga Police Division denied a Freedom of Info Legislation request for the video, which was obtained throughout an inside investigation, however City Lawyer John Dudziak agreed with the newspaper’s attraction to launch the footage with Slawatycki’s face obscured.
The video doesn’t embrace sound, however investigators stated Trapper informed the sergeant to not stroll away from him as Slawatycki seemed to be leaving the bar. When Slawatycki turned again in the direction of Trapper, along with his arms at his facet, Trapper shoves him and punches him earlier than pulling Slawatycki out-of-sight. One other clip reveals Slawatycki, who was beforehand carrying a crimson hat, holding it in his hand afterwards.
The Buffalo Information stories Slawatycki suffered a black eye, a chipped tooth and a lower that required stitches, however he didn’t need to press fees. Trapper’s assault on a supervisor and his failure to indicate restraint violated division guidelines, however Trapper was not fired. An arbitrator agreed to restrict Trapper’s punishment to 6 months off the payroll from his $85,000-a-year job.