( 4UMF NEWS ) Cop Charged With Assault:
Ariel Frias, 27, an NYPD officer, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with assault, police said.
Frias was off duty and partying with a friend at Mamajuana Cafe on Dyckman St. in Washington Heights, about 3:30 a.m. on Jan. 8, when he allegedly punched Edwin Veloz, 23, knocking him unconscious, according to court papers.
Veloz suffered brain damage as a result of the assault, court papers said.
The other suspect, Javier Delarosa, 26, surrendered to police on Jan. 17 and was charged with assault, cops said.
Frias, who has five years with the NYPD is assigned to the departments quartermasters section, said police. He was was arraigned Wednesday on assault charges and suspended without pay.
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