A Cambridge Police officer is facing assault charges after an altercation outside of a Revere restaurant lastmonth.
Jonathan Vincente, 25, was arraigned in Chelsea District Court Thursday on assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery and malicious destruction of property charges.
He was released without bail but ordered to stay away from the victims and witnesses, according to a statement from the Suffolk District Attorney’s office.
Assistant District Attorney Vincent DeMore reportedly told the court that Vicente was among a group of men urinating in an alley at about 2 a.m. outside Volare restaurant in Revere.
When approached by an employee and asked to stop, Vicente and others allegedly had a verbal altercation with the man and started kicking a car parked in the alley belonging to another employee. They then physically attacked the employee, only fleeing when another appeared, prosecutors said.
Revere Police were later able to stop a nearby car based on a license plate description offered by one of the witnesses to the attack. Vicente was allegedly in the car with abrasions on his knuckles and blood on his shirt.
Asked to step out of the car, Vicente allegedly became belligerent with police, yelling that his rights were being violated and that he was “on the job.”
He was taken into custody on disturbing the peace charges, and later identified as a suspect in the beating.
Police continue to try to identify other suspects in the attack.