A New Jersey police officer is on probation after pleading guilty Tuesday for taking part in an unprovoked attack on a Boston College Hockey player in January.
Daniel Hunt was charged with assault and battery for an early morning attack on Kevin Lohan in a pizza place on Boylston Street, according to CBS. The incident left Lohan with a shattered jaw that required surgery.
Lohan’s jaw was wired shut for three weeks and he now has permanent metal plates in his jaw and cheeks, according to prosecutor Judith Lyons.
Hunt, a police officer in Haddon Heights, N.J., reportedly is on administrative leave and will not face jail time while he serves a two-year probation. The 27-year-old must remain alcohol and drug-free during that time in order to potentially have the charge dismissed. He also must attend anger management classes and pay Lohan $2,600 in restitution charges.
“It just is mind boggling to think that he’s a police officer and he knows better and he still acted in the way he did,” Lohan said in court, via CBS.
Lohan no longer is on BC’s hockey roster.
Ian Salerno, 29, of Philadelphia, also is charged in the attack and reportedly is awaiting trial in February.
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