BOSTON — A Boston police officer is accused of pointing his personal laser-sighted handgun at two people in his neighborhood while off-duty and drunk.
Thirty-year-old Sandro Fonseca pleaded not guilty Thursday to assault with a dangerous weapon and carrying a firearm while intoxicated. A judge set his bail at $5,000 and ordered him to surrender his firearms and stay away from the alleged victims of the Wednesday night incident. He will be evaluated for drug and alcohol dependency, and is on paid leave from his job.
Prosecutors said Fonseca pointed the gun first at a man on the street, then at a woman that man summoned on a cellphone.
Fonseca’s attorney Kenneth Anderson said his client is a Marine Corps veteran of Iraq who saved his Boston police patrol partner’s life in gunfire with a drug suspect last summer.