THE BRONX (PIX11) -- An NYPD officer has been indicted for allegedly drunkenly breaking into a woman's Bronx apartment and brutally assaulting her in June -- just hours after he was given one of the Department's highest honors.
Eugene Donnelly, 27, was awarded the Police Combat Cross on June 10 for reportedly taking down a suspect who fired a gun at him in 2012 while he was off duty.
Following the awards ceremony, Donnelly was out drinking with colleagues, according to the Bronx District Attorney, and went to sleep at a friend's Woodlawn apartment.
Authorities say a drunken Donnelly, wearing only underwear, broke into the apartment of a woman who lived in the same building, threw her to the floor and pummeled her. The Daily News reported that Donnelly punched the woman "20 to 30 times."
After the attack, the NYPD released a surveillance photo of the suspect, before realizing the man in the photo was Donnelly.
Donnelly has been charged with two counts of assault, two counts of criminal trespass and one count of criminal mischief.
He faces up to a year in prison if convicted.
Donnelly is due back in court in December.