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Off-Duty Warrenton Officer Who Slugged Woman, Breaking Her Nose, Faces Charges

Prosecutors say a group of off-duty officers had been "drinking heavily" and one of them struck a woman at a bar

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    An off-duty officer who allegedly punched a woman in the face at a Virginia bar, breaking her nose, faces assault and battery charges and will resign, prosecutors said Thursday.

    The Fauquier County office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney said it will bring charges against Warrenton police officer Carl M. Ferguson for the October incident. Ferguson and the 21-year-old woman were at a bar called Fat Tuesday's when he allegedly punched her.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney James Fisher said Ferguson and four other off-duty officers had been "drinking heavily" during a retirement celebration.

    Ferguson plans to resign from the Warrenton Police Department on Dec. 31, prosecutors said.

    Off-Duty Warrenton Officer Accused of Punching Woman in Bar

    Off-Duty Warrenton Officer Accused of Punching Woman in Bar

    An off-duty Warrenton police officer is being investigated after he was accused of punching a 22-year-old woman and breaking her nose, Fauquier Now reported. News4's Julie Carey spoke with the Fauquier County commonwealth's attorney.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018)

    The woman seeks compensation for medical bills and her broken cellphone, which was damaged during the incident.

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