Maryland man and Anne Arundel County police officer Michael Flaig is now facing an assault charge after reportedly biting another man’s testicles during a fight over a woman on Cinco de Mayo.
Baltimore City police arrived at the scene just before midnight on Tuesday. According to police reports, one man said that he had been assaulted by two other men, one of whom bit his testicles in an alley.
Flaig was found on the second floor of a bar with blood stains on his shirt. He also appeared inebriated.
“Mr. Flaig had blood shot eyes, slurred words and a strong odor of [alcohol] coming from his person,” documents reported.
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After Flaig was arrested, police learned that he and a second man had allegedly jumped the victim outside the bar.
Police were unable to find the second man involved in the attack.
"These charges are disturbing and we have an obligation as police officers to conduct ourselves in a professional manner on and off-duty," Anne Arundel County Chief of Police Timothy J. Altomare said. "We will cooperate fully with the Baltimore Police Department as they conduct their investigation."
Flaig has since been charged with second-degree assault. He has also been placed on paid administrative duties.