A cop pleaded guilty Friday to cracking a man in the face with his baton during an unprovoked attack in the Bronx.
Officer Marc Rios admitted to the March 30, 2009, assault that left victim John Roperto, 34, with broken bones in his cheek and nose. The 13-year veteran of the NYPD was immediately fired following his plea, prosecutors said.
The beatdown happened after Roperto was nearly run over by Rios' speeding cop car in Kingsbridge. Annoyed, Roperto slapped the car with his hand and swore at the cops.
Rios jumped out, rapped Roperto across the face with his night stick and drove off without reporting the incident.
He will be sentenced to probation as part of a plea deal with prosecutors.