Here's the article :Off-duty officers escort Sgt. Clifford out of jail - Minneapolis News and Weather KMSP FOX 9
The basics are (gathered from numerous media articles as well as the facebook page of the victim's friend who was there with him at the bar) -
Off duty MPD/Clifford was at the bar on the patio. Victim/Brian was there with his wife and brother. Clifford asks victim to quiet down. Brian got a phone call and was talking to friend/Mike who had just pulled into the parking lot. Clifford walks up to Brian and punches him. Brian fell backward hitting his head on the concrete and Clifford takes off running. Mike and Brian's brother chase him, brother gets in fight with Clifford. Clifford's wife pulls up and they leave. Brother gets plate and gives to Anoka Sheriff. They run plate and soon figure out Clifford is MPD.
Brian is rushed to Mercy for emergency brain surgery. He had to have a second brain surgery later that night for another bleed on the other side of his head.
Supposedly, Anoka goes to Clifford's house but he refused to answer the door and they leave. The next day Clifford turns himself in.
According to Mike's facebook page, Brian is doing better and the breathing tube has been removed last night. He was also responding to commands, but not talking yet. As of today, he has not given any more updates so I'm not sure what condition he's currently in.
I'm curious if the victim will be able to sue MPD since he was off duty, I really don't see how he could just curious.
Second question, was the officer required to render first aid since he was at the scene and it was clear the victim needed medical attention - or any reasonable person could have assumed a head hitting concrete would probably require medical attention?
(Just for the record - I'm not condemning, nor condoning, the officer or the guy in the hospital. I wasn't there so I have no idea who's right or wrong - although, I did consider going there that night.... I love that bar!)