Police say Harold Thomas, 49, was arraigned Monday on assault and resisting arrest charges. The DWI charge was dropped.
Thomas was taken into custody just before 1 p.m. Monday in Washington Heights.
The 28-year veteran was off duty at the time. His lawyer said his client identified himself as a police officer and that he was confident charges against him would be dropped.
Thomas was freed without bail.
Last summer, Thomas was critically injured in the Florida incident.
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