In 2008 Officer Abel was arrested after he allegedly pistol-whipped a man in the back of the head with his firearm near a bar on the South Side while he was off-duty. The gun then went off, wounding the man in his hand. Officer Abel was charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and driving under the influence due to the incident and was suspended without pay from the force. He was cleared of all charges in June 2009 by Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey A. Manning, and his job was later reinstated after arbitration. https://youtu.be/z47Fj9UeJZA