Police Investigate Cop's Report of Assault

The incident was Thursday night in Riverside Park.

By Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz
|  Friday, Oct 28, 2011  |  Updated 12:05 PM EDT
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Police Investigate Cop's Report of Assault

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Internal Affairs investigators are looking into what happened after a police officer claimed he was assaulted Thursday night in Riverside Park.

Police responded at about 10:40 p.m. to a call for a police officer needing assistance. He claimed he fired his gun and that someone took it.

The officer had a laceration on his head.

When investigators then tried to question him again, the officer refused to answer questions.

Sources say investigators are questioning the officer's account.

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