Oklahoma City police officer is accused of punching man at bar
An Oklahoma City police officer faces a criminal and internal investigation after a man said the officer punched him multiple times at a bar Sunday.
Capt. Dexter Nelson said the officer is a 10-year veteran of the police force. He faces a criminal investigation and has been placed on leave. An internal investigation will determine whether department policies were violated and could result in the officer's firing, he said.
Nelson said he expects a warrant will be issued for the officer's arrest.
According to The Oklahoman archives, Hunter has shot an individual in the line of duty, has been shot in the line of duty and helped rescue two people from a burning home during his time on the force.
On July 3, 2006, Hunter was investigating a caller's report of a wanted man in the 300 block of NW 79 when Antonio Walker, then 21, approached him with a gun. Hunter shot Walker when he ignored orders to drop the weapon.
On Jan. 9, 2010, Hunter was attempting to throw spiked sticks in the path of a fleeing car when the driver shot him at NE 23 and Martin Luther King Avenue. Another officer shot and killed the driver. Hunter's left arm was wounded, and he required surgery.
Hunter and another officer rescued a couple from their burning northwest Oklahoma City apartment on Feb. 5, 2004.
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