Police Abuse

Off-Duty Officer Dragged Woman By the Hair

Cop "in a rage" punched one of the two security guards who dragged him off his victim


SALISBURY — Witnesses said Methuen police officer Shawn Tardif was "in a rage" when he grabbed a 25-year-old woman attending a bachelorette party, forced her to the floor and then dragged her by the hair in a bar brawl Saturday night.

It took two security guards to get Tardif off the woman and Tardif punched one of the guards in the mouth, according to a Salisbury police report.