Gary cop charged with assault

February 13, 2012 5:26:47 AM PST
A Gary, Ind., police officer was charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly assaulting a customer at a VFW in St. John.

Witnesses said 36-year-old Terry Peck asked the 71-year-old man to leave last week after he argued with Peck about a bartender who doesn't work there anymore.

Peck asked the man to leave, and then allegedly pushed him down a flight of stairs.

Peck faces a year in jail if convicted of the charges.