Police officer arrested after pulling his gun during personal fight

Police officer holding gun illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin 

Even if you are a police officer you are not allowed to use your gun during a personal fight, which is not related to law enforcement.

A New York City Police Department police officer was arrested early Monday, on charges of pointing a gun at a construction worker.

Jim Paul, 34, was arrested at 2:05 a.m. in Precinct 71, located at the southern end of Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Police said Paul was charged with menacing.

Police gave no further details. Paul had been arguing while off duty about the location of construction equipment with a construction worker, when he pulled a gun and threatened to shoot the worker. The worker was only identified by police as a 33-year-old man.

Paul works at Police Station 83 in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, police said.