Cop Watch

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Tarpon Officer Arrested After Ybor Club Fight

TAMPA - A Tarpon Springs police officer was arrested after a fight at an Ybor City nightclub early Sunday.

Tampa police arrested Thanh Trunh Nguyen, 28, three other men and a teen after a man told officers he'd been hit on the head with a bottle and kicked at club Skye, 1509 E. Eighth Ave.

Joseph Lallamant, 29, of St. Petersburg, identified Nguyen as the man who kicked him, police said.

Nguyen and the other men said they tried to break up a fight and didn't hit Lallamant.

Nguyen was charged with misdemeanor battery and released on $500 bail Sunday. He is on administrative leave pending an investigation, Tarpon Springs police said