Officer arrested in alleged battery of restaurant employee

acarlson@ledger-enquirer.comOctober 25, 2013 

Brandy Griffin

A Columbus Police Department officer was arrested and charged with battery after allegedly attacking a T.G.I. Friday's employee in the restaurant's dining room early Thursday, according to a report.

Brandy Griffin, the officer, was off duty when the incident occurred, according Lt. Julius Ross.

Her name was not initially given on the report.

Officers responded to a report of a dispute at about 12:30 a.m., where they were advised that Griffin allegedly pushed and punched the victim, a 20-year-old woman, in the dining area of the restaurant at 3116 Adams Farm Dr.

The victim further suffered a laceration to the nose.

Griffin and the victim were not strangers, according to the report.

The case remains under investigation. Griffin has been placed on administrative leave with pay.

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