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Police: D.C. cop on leave after assaulting bartender

Wednesday - 1/18/2012, 6:54pm  ET

WASHINGTON - A D.C. police officer was arrested on Wednesday morning after authorities say he attacked a bartender at a local club.

Sgt. Yurell Washington, a 26-year veteran with the force, was charged with assault and has been put on administrative leave, police say.

Washington was at Georgene's, a club in Southeast, early on Wednesday when witnesses say he yelled at a bartender, grabbed her by the neck and then threw her on the ground outside of the club, according to ABC 7.

The officer is reported to have a relationship with the victim.

Washington is the first officer arrested this year. Last year, 28 D.C. officers were arrested for crimes ranging from domestic violence to murder

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