Ohio officer charged with pointing weapon at fellow officers


CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty Cincinnati police officer pointed an assault weapon at fellow officers while intoxicated, and has been charged with misdemeanors.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/2mPUUaE ) officers responded Monday to a 911 call about a fight at an apartment building and were confronted by 45-year-old David Jenkins, who was wearing a police jacket and carrying an AR-15 assault weapon.

Officers initially didn’t believe Jenkins when he identified himself as a police officer, prompting them to retreat and call for backup. Jenkins surrendered after hearing a request over a police radio to step outside.

Jenkins has been a Cincinnati police officer since 2002. He’s been charged with using weapons while intoxicated and disorderly conduct. Court records didn’t indicate if he has an attorney.

A Cincinnati police union official declined to comment.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com