Detroit police investigate Warren cop accused of drunken bar fight

An off duty Warren Police Officer was arrested at The Well, a downtown Detroit pub on Randolph Wednesday night just before midnight. 

Detroit Police say the officer was intoxicated and had his gun on him. On-duty Detroit Officers at the pub say the Warren officer was also involved in a fight and was the only person arrested. 

"There was some kind of an altercation," Warren Mayor Jim Fouts said. "He tried to break up a fight. The police officers entered into it. There was a dispute of some sort between our off-duty Warren policeman and Detroit officers. 

"At this point, he is on administrative paid leave." 

The police report indicates the man was given a breathalyzer and was arrested for public intoxication while armed with a weapon. A Detroit officer who was there said the Warren officer is a 46-year-old veteran who holds the rank of Lieutenant with Warren.

FOX 2's Ron Savage asked Fouts for confirmation.

"I am not familiar with it, I don't even know the name of the officer," Fouts said. "I'm confident that if discipline is necessary, that will take place. Right now there is a presumption of innocence.

"As far as I know, he was trying to breakup a fight. We will see what develops from both police reports from Detroit police and Warren Commissioner Jere Green." 

The Warren officer was released from Detroit police custody and put on paid administrative leave. 
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