MINEOLA - Prosecutors say a Nassau County police officer has been arrested for allegedly pointing his gun at a bartender during an argument while he was off-duty early one morning.

Richard Hefferon, of Farmingdale, was arrested on a reckless endangerment charge. He pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge today and was released without bail.

Police say Hefferon was off-duty at 5:50 a.m. on April 26 when he pointed a loaded weapon at a bartender's head in a Farmingdale bar. The incident was allegedly captured on a security camera.

Authorities say the 17-year Nassau County veteran was placed on restricted duty after the incident and his weapons were confiscated.Off-duty cop accused of pulling gun in Farmingdale bar