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Cop accused of fighting a kid

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Officer Tamika Gross' propensity for fighting has twice been detailed by the Daily News, once in 2009 when she got into a street fight with another woman while she was on duty and once in 2013, when she allegedly brought her 16-year-old suspended daughter back to Lincoln High School to fight a 14-year-old girl over a boy.

In the latter instance, which prosecutors said was caught on cell phone video, Gross is accused of jumping into the fight when her daughter started losing and punching her daughter's rival in the eye - twice.

Tashiana Haggins-Montgomery, the mother of the 14-year-old victim in the Lincoln High case, was overwhelmed with the news of Gross' arrest. She said she's called the District Attorney's Office every week since the incident happened to check up on the case.

"I honestly thought it was going to be slipped under the rug," she said. "She's been getting away with it so long it was almost like it was the norm for her."

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