Arrest warrant issued for Oklahoma City police officer

An arrest warrant was issued Friday for an Oklahoma City police officer accused of punching someone in the face while off duty at a bar earlier this month.
BY BRYAN DEAN bdean@opubco.com Modified: November 30, 2012 at 7:29 pm •  Published: November 30, 2012
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An arrest warrant has been issued for an Oklahoma City police officer accused of punching a man at a bar while off duty.

Police Capt. Dexter Nelson confirmed Friday that officer Kris Hunter has been charged in the case and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Nelson said he expects the officer will turn himself in.

The victim, Jeremy Popisil, told police Hunter and two of his friends sat down next to him Nov. 11 at the bar at Sipango Lounge, 4301 N Western Ave.

The conversation became confrontational after Popisil recognized Hunter as the man he believed had an affair with his wife several months ago. Popisil and his wife are in the midst of a divorce, he said.

Popisil tried to get Hunter to admit to the affair and called him a name. He said Hunter then punched him in the face several times before running out of the bar.

Hunter has been on leave since the incident. He is a 10-year veteran of the department.


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