(CNN) – A police station fight between a patrolman and sergeant was over a dispute of a handling of a Massillon traffic stop back in January.
Patrolman Fred Alexander pulled someone over, whose name was not released, but prompted Alexander to request a supervisor come out, so Sergeant Kenneth Smith did.
The two had issues over how the stop was handled, a dispute that spilled over when the two returned to police headquarters.
Smith called Alexander over, Alexander reportedly refused, cursing the sergeant and his order. As Alexander made his way to the back door, the sergeant came up behind him and spun him around.
According to the police report, there were several knee strikes by Alexander and a blow to the mouth of Smith, in which the patrolman cut his hand, requiring six stitches.
Now Alexander had his hand bandaged and both men facing disciplinary action for their respective roles in the fight.
Sergeant Smith has continued on the job, while patrolman Alexander has been on paid leave since mid-January.
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