NEW YORK - (AP) - Charges have been dropped against one of two NewYork City firefighters arrested in connection with an off-dutybrawl outside a Brooklyn bar.

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes says criminal chargesagainst Michael Reilly have been dismissed. He says aninvestigation revealed that Reilly acted as peacemaker.

Reilly and Ryan Warnock were arrested after four men claimedthey were badly roughed up by rowdy firefighters on Jan. 30 at theSalty Dog in Bay Ridge.

Warnock has been charged by a grand jury with assault anddisorderly conduct.

The district attorney's office says the investigation iscontinuing and more arrests could be made.

The firefighters say they were defending themselves.