Second suspect arrested in connection to fight involving off-duty officers, another wanted
POSTED: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 5:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 16, 2013 - 10:51am
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Another person has been arrested in connection to a bar fight that involved two off-duty police officers.
The Baton Rouge Police Department has issued warrants for two more people involved in the fight. Mark Hinson, brother of the first suspect arrested James Hinson, is wanted for Second-Degree Battery. Matthew Cheramie, 25, was also wanted by police and he turned himself in on Wednesday, Aug. 14. He is also charged with Second-Degree Battery.
A police spokesperson explained that Cheramie allegedly punched a woman who was trying to help her fiancé, who is one of the two off-duty officers involved in the fight.
Although witnesses at The Office Nightclub believe the two officers involved in the fight should face charges as well, police say they did not commit any crimes.
"There's several videos out there that have been viewed throughout the course of the investigation and at this time there's no policies or laws that have been broken by these two off-duty officers," Cpl. Don Coppola, Baton Rouge Police Department, said.
He continued to explain that the video clearly shows one of their off-duty officers being helped to his feet after being knocked out.