Minneapolis police sergeant jailed after bar fight 18 Jun 12

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Minneapolis police sergeant is jailed after a fight at a bar.

Sgt. David Clifford was booked into Anoka County Jail on Sunday, after a fight with a Ramsey man at an Andover bar the night before. He’s also the executive officer of the SWAT unit.

Anoka County detective Mike Schantzen says the other man was taken to a local hospital Sunday and his condition was unavailable.

Schantzen says witnesses told detectives that Clifford, who was off-duty, approached the man for speaking loudly on his cellphone.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports (http://bit.ly/LVGWvs) the men talked briefly, and then Clifford allegedly hit the man in the head and left.

Online jail records say Clifford was jailed on suspicion of first-degree and third-degree assault but hasn’t been charged.

Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com