Off-duty officers in Grand Rapids bar fight arrested, melee caught on video – MLive.com

Off-duty officers in Grand Rapids bar fight arrested, melee caught on video - MLive.com
VIDEO: Bath Twp officers arrested after bar fight in GR
But they typically dont lead to bar brawls like the one early Wednesday, Oct. 9 involving two off-duty Bath Township police officers.

The fighting was captured on surveillance video both inside the bar, 644 Richmond St. NW, and outside the back door.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI. (WILX) — Two Bath Township police officers are under investigation by their own department after a bar fight that happened on the west side of the state.

The officers were identified by WOODTV as Bryan Miller and Payton Warner. Kent County Jail records show Miller was booked into jail on a disorderly persons charge and released on a $100 bond. Jail data for Warner was not immediately available.

According to Owen, they had been to the bar earlier in the evening without incident and then came back. It was then they began getting loud and, according to Owen, were clearly intoxicated.

He asked them to leave because of their behavior. He wasnt going to serve them any alcohol and he said one was yelling at people at a pool table.

As Owen was escorting them out of the bar, one of the two men began shoving him. Then one of them began throwing swings.

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Owen was struck in the head and nose and chipped a tooth in the fight. Other patrons came to his aid and a ruckus soon began that continued in the parking lot out the back door.

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It was a madhouse, he said. There was just all these people here that were like, they knew that they needed to go.

The scuffling lasted nearly 10 minutes, with video showing the two officers seemingly fighting one another moments before Grand Rapids police arrived. Owen had all the patrons go back in the bar prior to police arriving.

Bath Twp. officers arrested after bar fight in Grand Rapids

Its just ridiculous, for them to be a trained person supposedly, for them to get to that state….they should no better than to start that kind of thing, he said.

Bath Township police, in a Facebook post, said the officers have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

Video: Web Bar owner Andrew Owen

We know the level of professionalism our community expects of us and we hold our officers to that same standard. This entire incident shines a negative light on not only our department but our community, according to the post.

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