Kell Hulsey, a Greeley, Colorado police sergeant who last July threw the first punch in a bar fight that injured 35-year-old Brian Carter (pictured), is back on the job. Hulsey and his son Daniel were at the Pot Belly Deli Bar and Restaurant in Red Feather Lakes when they thought Carter, who has a lazy eye, was gay and checking Daniel out.
"After the 2008 fight at the Pot Belly Deli in Livermore, Hulsey was
suspended from the department, issued a summons from Larimer County,
stripped of his sergeant’s stripes, fired and then re-instated. Until
he went back to street duty, he’d worked a desk job in the department. He is now back as a sergeant of the night shift in the department. Hulsey’s
reinstatement into his same job didn’t sit well with the owner of the
Pot Belly Deli, David Duty. 'This case sends a message to everyone,'
Duty said in a telephone interview Wednesday. 'It says that if you want
to start a fight in a bar, you can get away with it.' Duty also said Sgt. Hulsey is not welcome at his bar. 'If he comes back in here, I’ll put him in the hospital,' Duty said. Hulsey
was given a year of unsupervised deferred sentence, which means if he
is not involved in another crime for a year, the charge will be
dismissed. He also was ordered to pay $1,088 in restitution and $182 in
court costs. By pleading guilty to the disorderly conduct
charge, Hulsey was able to get the other charges of third-degree
assault and harassment dismissed."