From the Daily News:
Five off-duty cops still partying after a police holiday bash were beaten outside a Queens nightclub, and the assailants are in the wind, the Daily News has learned.
At least three of the housing cops were taken to Jamaica Hospital with bloody gashes on their heads and faces after the 4 a.m. fracas last week, police said.
The pounding took place Dec. 16 outside Tropix Bar and Lounge, a popular joint on Queens Blvd. in Rego Park, police said.
The five had been boozing it up at a housing police party at Terrace on the Park in Flushing - then hopped cabs to Tropix.
One of the cops approached the bouncer and flashed his police badge to get into the club, which was about to close, a source said.
A group of men outside started screaming at the cops, and a fist fight erupted.
The officers were hit with a steering wheel lock and another "heavy metal object," said another police source.