Probationary Officer Thomas Erickson is no longer with the Janesville Police Department. Erickson was arrested July 24 on a disorderly conduct charge.
According to police, Erickson and a friend had been at an East Milwaukee Street tavern. Four other men, identified in police reports as players for the Beloit Snappers baseball team, were also drinking there.
The two groups had no contact in the bar, but they later confronted each other after derogatory words were reportedly exchanged.