A United States marshal was arrested in London and faces accusations of being drunk and disruptive on a flight from New York City to London.
London police said Michael Brereton, 39, was acting inappropriately during the transatlantic flight.
Metropolitan Police Service spokesperson Josh Coupe told USA TODAY Brereton was charged with entering the aircraft while drunk.
A female passenger reportedly accused Brereton of sexual assault.
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A deputy US marshal has been arrested in London after being accused of sexually assaulting a female passenger on a flight from New York
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Per USA Today:
Brereton is scheduled to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on Friday. The U.S. Marshal Service confirmed it was aware of the incident but did not comment further on the charge or further disciplinary action against Brereton. It provided the following statement to USA TODAY Thursday and said it is cooperating with relevant agencies on the investigation:
“The U.S. Marshals Service takes seriously any allegations of misconduct by its employees. The alleged actions of the employees do not reflect the professionalism of the thousands of employees of the USMS or its core values.”
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