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Thursday, February 21, 2008

[MA] Domestic assault charged Officer Smith moved to unpaid leave

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[MA] Officer Smith's $40 bail after dv assault and fleeing
A woman called police and said Smith threw her to the floor, has been verbally abusive and she feared for her safety. Smith fled... They used a police dog to find him... Officers seized two 12-gauge shotguns, a rifle, a .380-caliber pistol and ammunition... Bail was set at $40. Smith was told he needed a sober ride and ordered not to stay at his home for the rest of the night...

Officer on unpaid leave
Stoughton Journal, MA
By Jeff Mucciarone
Feb 21, 2008
[Excerpt] Stoughton Police Officer Brian Smith has been moved from paid administrative leave to unpaid leave. Smith, 41, was charged in a domestic assault incident last month at his home in West Bridgewater. Town Manager Mark Stankiewicz made the switch to unpaid leave Feb. 6. He was initially placed on paid leave Jan. 22. If charges against Smith are dismissed, he would receive his full back pay, Stankiewicz said. Smith was charged with assault and battery and intimidating a witness. Stankiewicz said he couldn’t comment further...

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