A MET Police office groped a woman on a night out then rowed with a nightclub manager, a court heard today.
PC Emeri Ratucoko, 37, is accused of grabbing the woman's breast at the bar in Kingston, South West London.
He then allegedly became embroiled in an altercation with the bar manager during the night out on February 7.
Ratucoko appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court today.
He pleaded not guilty to sexual assault and using threatening or abusive words or behaviour.
The officer opted for a jury trial and was bailed to appear at Kingston Crown Court on August 10.
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Ratucoko was off-duty at the time of the alleged offences, the Met confirmed.
He was placed on restricted duties but has no face-to-face contact with the public and no involvement in the investigation of sexual offences.
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