Trial Date Set for Police Officer Accused of Assault
A trial date has been set in the case of a suspended Irondequoit police officer accused of assault.
Prosecutors say Officer Jason Hughes and his brother James assaulted a Rochester man in the early morning hours of May 29th, 2011 in an East End night club.
Both brothers pleaded not guilty to assault in the third degree.
The alleged incident was captured in its entirety on security video and prosecutors say it clearly shows the victim, Guillermo Franco Jr., being assaulted by two men. Those men were later identified as Jason and James Hughes.
James Hughes is still working for the Town of Irondequoit's highway department. Jason remains suspended with pay from the police department.
Jason will go on trial September 17th.