NYPD officer charged with assault in platform dispute with MTA worker

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Friday, January 30, 2015

NEW YORK (WABC) -- An NYPD officer surrendered Friday morning and is facing charges in connection to the shoving of an MTA worker on a Bronx subway platform.

The 28-year-old victim was bear hugged during a dispute on December 23 at the Tremont Avenue station.

Police released surveillance video of the suspect, who was later identified as off-duty Officer Mirjan Lolja.

He turned himself in for questioning and was suspended from the force.

The officer, assigned to the 25th Precinct in Harlem, told investigators he had gotten into a dispute with the station agent.

Lolja is charged with assault, official misconduct and harassment. He was arraigned and released on his own recognizance.

His next court date is March 11.