FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

Veteran Maryland Officer Pleads Guilty to Charges from Off-Duty Testicle-Biting Fight

October 19, 2015  | 

Former Anne Arundel County (MD) officer Michael Flaig left the department after pleading guilty to charges of public intoxication and endangering the safety of another person. (Photo: Baltimore PD)
Former Anne Arundel County (MD) officer Michael Flaig left the department after pleading guilty to charges of public intoxication and endangering the safety of another person. (Photo: Baltimore PD)

A veteran Anne Arundel County, MD, police officer has left the department after pleading guilty to charges of public intoxication and endangering the safety of another person. The charges stemmed from an off-duty incident in which the officer reportedly bit a man in the testicles during a fight outside a bar in May.

Michael Flaig, a Northern District officer and 10-year veteran of the department, became involved in an argument with a man outside Looney's Pub in Canton after the man told Flaig to stop groping the man's female roommate, police wrote in charging documents. The interaction escalated to a physical confrontation, with the man straddling Flaig's upper body, when Flaig bit the man "in the testicle area," according to police.

Flaig, 31, was charged with second degree assault and an alcohol offense, according to charging documents. Flaig faced up to 10 years or $2,500 for the assault charge and 90 days or $100 for the alcohol charge, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Flaig pleaded guilty to the lesser charges of public intoxication and endangering the safety of another person in return for the state agreeing not to prosecute him for the assault charge. He is serving one year of supervised probation.


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.
Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine