NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The NYPD has placed four detectives from the 33rd Precinct on desk duty while officials investigate whether they were drinking on the job at a Manhattan restaurant.
The New York Times reports that the incident took place Feb. 16 at the Parrilla Steakhouse at Broadway and 164th Street in Washington Heights.
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The officers allegedly went to the steakhouse and drank while on duty. One of them may have sexually assaulted a waitress or paid her for sex in a back room.
The restaurant’s manager told Gary Baumgarten he had no comment.
A lawyer for the detectives tells the newspaper that he didn’t believe the waitress had accused the detectives of “inappropriate sexual conduct,” but confirmed that their conduct was being reviewed.
A lawyer for the restaurant says its owners didn’t assault the woman.
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