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Friday, May 11, 2007

[AL] Police around Newton SAY they take dv seriously - but...

Newton Police Officer Arrested for Domestic Violence
WTVY, AL - Dothan
Reporter: Rayne McKenzie rayne@wtvynews4.com
May 11, 2007
Police say when they arrived they found 26-year-old [Name Removed], a Newton Police officer, in the front yard intoxicated and his wife inside with cuts and lacerations on her arms. When police put [officer] inside the patrol car, he busted out the back window and continued to be uncooperative with authorities... The Newton Police Department is taking action to ensure [officer] is properly disciplined... "Domestic violence is a serious crime and we take it seriously if your a police officer or not," said [Midland City Police Chief Dexter] Hammond. [Officer] is charged with domestic violence, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and criminal mischief.
Police records show
officers have responded several times
to [officer's] residence on similar charges...
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