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January 29, 2015

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Retired Metro deputy chief arrested after allegedly fighting with North Las Vegas cop

Former Metro officer arrested

A retired Metro Police deputy chief was arrested on counts of of driving under the influence and battery on a police officer Tuesday evening after allegedly brawling with a North Las Vegas Police officer, according to a Metro spokesman.

Carl Fruge, 59, was arrested after allegedly arguing with another driver on private property around 5 p.m. Tuesday near Durango Drive and U.S. 95, Metro Officer Bill Cassell said.

A North Las Vegas Police officer approached Fruge and the driver, which then led to a fight between the officer and Fruge, Cassell said. North Las Vegas Police Sgt. Tim Bedwell identified the officer as Frank DeMartino.

Fruge was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on Tuesday evening and was released sometime Wednesday, Cassell said.

Fruge retired from Metro several years ago and is president of the board of trustees for the Huntridge Teen Clinic, a charity medical and dental clinic for teenagers, according to the group's website.

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  1. Why did he retire? Medical "disability"? Alcoholism? Inability to manage anger? So what's up with Metro's hiring process--they only hire and promote Rambo's?