Rockville Centre officer indicted on assault charges

A Rockville Centre police officer was arraigned today on indictment charges related to allegedly striking a man with a Taser gun while investigating an incident in 2016.

Anthony Federico, 36, was arraigned on charges including assault, two counts of offering false instrument for filing and two counts of falsifying business records.

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas says on May 8, Federico was involved in an investigation of an assault between two groups of young adults that had just taken place on South Park Avenue, near Merrick Road in Rockville Centre.

According to Singas, the 25-year-old victim of the assault was being helped off the ground by his 20-year-old brother, who was also allegedly involved in the fight, when the officer tried to gather information from them.

A physical confrontation between the brothers and Officer Federico ensued, and resulted in him discharging his Taser several times, officials say.

Federico is also accused of falsifying information in official police documents concerning the events.

Federico was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court on April 19. News 12 has learned Federico is still on the job.

If convicted of the top count, Federico faces up to 2 1/3 years to 7 years in prison. 

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