Beaten NYPD rookie cop has surgery; 3 charged


By Rocco Parascandola
Newsday

An off-duty rookie cop badly beaten in a confrontation following a traffic accident in Chelsea remained hospitalized yesterday with serious head injuries, police said.

The wounded officer, Richard Lomax, suffered swelling of the brain in the early Saturday accident and underwent surgery that helped stabilize his condition, police said. Lomax, 29, was in critical condition in St. Vincent's Hospital.

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