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NY Cop Arrested After 'Bear-Hugging' Officer at Scene

NY Cop Arrested After 'Bear-Hugging' Officer at Scene

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The Stamford Advocate via YellowBrix

April 07, 2010

STAMFORD — A Mount Vernon, N.Y., police officer was arrested in downtown Stamford this past weekend for allegedly bear-hugging a Stamford officer responding to a commotion outside a lounge early Sunday, authorities said.

Joseph Dellaripa, 30, of Pelham, N.Y., was charged with interfering with an officer and second-degree breach of peace, both misdemeanors. He was arrested around 1:30 a.m. Sunday outside 84 Park, a West Park Place nightclub and lounge.

Mount Vernon police did not return calls for comment, but a department spokesperson on Tuesday told The Journal News, a daily newspaper that covers the Lower Hudson Valley of New York state, that Dellaripa was suspended from the police force.

Stamford Police Capt. William Mullin said officers were called to a commotion outside the downtown club around the same time as last call for alcohol.

Officers tried to escort a woman involved in part of the altercation when Dellaripa allegedly wrapped up one of them in a “two-handed bear-hug” from behind, Mullin said.

Another officer intervened and handcuffed Dellaripa. He was taken to the Stamford Police Department and charged without incident.

Dellaripa was released from custody on a written promise to appear in court on April 14.

The same night, a Port Chester, N.Y., man told police that a Norwalk man and an accomplice attacked him in the bathroom of 84 Park, punching him in the head and smashing a beer bottle over his head.

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    masonlee89

    over 4 years ago

    60 Comments

    why the last two lines in this article??
    (in justice league voice) "meanwhile, in port chester..."

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    ambersoifakis

    over 4 years ago

    16 Comments

    huhhh

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    BigDaddy_Oh

    over 4 years ago

    98 Comments

    He was an old friend he had not seen since the war.. he didn't know he was responding to a call...have none of you ever made that mistake before???

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    NCSO614

    over 4 years ago

    424 Comments

    I'm lost as well.....

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    chellygirl1969

    over 4 years ago

    230 Comments

    Um.........WOW!!!

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    Gombino

    over 4 years ago

    2658 Comments

    Bump goby!!!!!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    The uniformed officers in this stock photo resemble Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Deputies (Charlotte, North Carolina). Can anyone confirm or deny?

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    goby

    over 4 years ago

    62 Comments

    If you get stupid when you drink. Than you need an accountability partner.
    If you get stupid when you drink. Know you limit.
    If you get stupid when you drink. Don't drive. Duh!
    If you get stupid when you drink. Listen to LMS Tactical.
    If you get stupid when you drink Just DON'T drink. Stupid.

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    Doctorlako

    over 4 years ago

    980 Comments

    Punk, we don't need our own putting our safety in jeopardy!

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    LMS_Tactical

    over 4 years ago

    12 Comments

    Listen.... as a thirty year cop I can tell you this as a matter of FACT! hang around bars, clubs and alcohol and soon enough your police career will go down the drain. many a great cop has fallen because of stupidity that could be traced back to a night of drinking. Think long and hard about this and consider yourself warned. Over.

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    SERT0629

    over 4 years ago

    474 Comments

    Not a good idea to come up behind a uniformed officer....But i agree with some of you, i'm lost and confused

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    UTlawdawg

    over 4 years ago

    24 Comments

    Things that make you go hmmmmmm...

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    mmcintyre

    over 4 years ago

    124 Comments

    WOW

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    marine10311

    over 4 years ago

    572 Comments

    I am lost ???????

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    erikshirley

    over 4 years ago

    260 Comments

    What....

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