British Royal Navy sailors forced to stay in US after allegedly assaulting Dallas cop

The British Royal Navy sailors accused of assaulting a Dallas police officer in a drunken brawl last weekend will not be allowed to leave the country after their lawyer Wednesday withdrew a request for their passports.

Fox 4 reported that all three men had been on track for upcoming foreign deployments. Vickers Cunningham, the lawyer for the three sailors, said he withdrew the request to get the passports back. He didn’t give a reason why.

The three involved in the alleged assault were identified as Christopher Hickman, 30, Callum Duncan, 26, and Christopher Casey, 28. The sailors are accused of assaulting veteran Dallas Police Officer Gerardo Huante early Saturday after closing time outside a popular uptown bar, Concrete Cowboy.

Court documents said the three were fighting in the street and Huante tried to break it up, but they turned on him. Hickman held the officer down while Casey kicked him in the face and Duncan punched him several times, the report said, citing court documents.

Cunningham said the men will now have to wait stateside for their next court appearance, but there’s nothing upcoming on the court docket for the three.