Details of Lake County officer's alleged bar brawl released
CROWN POINT | Police released details Wednesday of the Sunday morning bar brawl that landed two Lake County officers on restricted duty until further notice.
County officer Aaron Ramos allegedly hit a bar security guard after the man began arguing with Joseph Molina, another officer and friend of Ramos, according to a Crown Point police probable cause affidavit.
Ramos, 37, of Crown Point, and Molina were taken off street patrol while the Lake County Sheriff Merit Board and police investigate.
Crown Point police were dispatched to Buddy & Pal's Place, 1206 E. Summit St., just after midnight on Sunday morning.
When Crown Point officers arrived at the bar, Ramos had been pinned to the floor by bar security guards. The bar security guard told officers Ramos struck him in the head from behind several times.
While Ramos was being escorted from the bar, he allegedly struck one of the Crown Point officers in the jaw and continued swinging at the officer after hitting him, the report states.
He also refused to take an alcohol test, the affidavit states.
Ramos was charged with battery, public intoxication and disorderly conduct, all Class B misdemeanors and resisting law enforcement and battery on a law enforcement officer, both are Class A misdemeanors.
Molina was not charged in the incident.
Ramos was identified by Crown Point police by his Lake County police ID, the affidavit states.
Ramos is due in court Dec. 19 for an initial hearing.