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Avon police officer charged for punching Jack Casino security guard

Posted at 2:02 PM, Apr 11, 2018

An Avon police officer was arrested last week for allegedly assaulting a Jack Casino security guard after he was told to leave the property for trying to look up a waitress's skirt.

James Cline, 30, was arrested for disorderly conduct.

According to a Cleveland police report, on April 6 Cline was approached by casino security after he was spotted trying to look under the skirt of a waitress. When the guard told Cline he would need to leave the property, Cline allegedly took a sip of beer and spit on the guard, the report said.

The guard escorted the Avon officer to the elevator, which is when, according to the report, Cline "sucker-punched" him. The guard and another security officer subdued Cline, and he was placed under arrest.

Additional charges may be forthcoming once the case is reviewed by the prosecutor's office, according to the report.