Havre De Grace Officer Placed On Administrative Duty After Confrontation At Waffle House


The committee met at the Havre de Grace Police Department on Wednesday evening. (Credit: Van Fisher/Patch)

HAVRE DE GRACE - Havre de Grace police placed an officer on administrative duty after a video of him striking a man at a Waffle House went viral.

According to police, officers responded to an incident at the Havre de Grace Waffle House at 808 Pulaski Hwy on Saturday, September 24. The officers were called due to an intoxicated patron reportedly assaulting a Waffle House employee.

A viral video of the incident, circulated on Facebook, shows an officer hitting a man in the Waffle House parking lot.

Mayor William Martin released a statement on Facebook Saturday night. "Havre de Grace Police officers were dispatched to a call for an intoxicated subject who was assaulting a restaurant employee," he said.

"While attempting to investigate the initial call for service, an altercation occurred between officers and another subject."

According to the mayor, Havre de Grace Police Chief Theresa Walter has ordered an investigation into the incident. The mayor's statement says the investigation will include a review of body camera footage, social media video, and testimony from witnesses.

Havre de Grace police have not yet named the officer involved.

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