Boston Police report a BPD officer who has been on medical leave for at least two years was arrested on Monday in Haverhill on a charge of operating under the influence of drugs.
Christopher Long, 55, who has been on the force for 35 years, previously served as a patrolman in District D-14 in Allston/Brighton. He lives in York, ME.
In 2016, he suffered a concussion and other injuries when attacked by a homeless man who had been drinking and urinating outside the Skating Club of Boston in Brighton.
WHAV reports the Haverhill PD drug unit arrested Long around 2 p.m. on Howard Street.
Commissioner Michael Cox called the allegations against Long "unacceptable" if true. The Boston Police Bureau of Professional Standards has opened an investigation.