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Friday, February 4, 2011

[FL] It wouldn't be the first time Tallahassee Police Officer Brian Hart assaulted a woman

ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE LEAD TO OFFICER ARREST: Two criminal warrants were issued for the arrest of Tallahassee Police Officer Brian Hart.
Reporter: TPD Press Release
Posted: 4:56 PM Feb 4, 2011

Tallahassee, Florida - On Friday, February 4, two criminal warrants were issued for the arrest of Tallahassee Police Officer Brian Hart. In a complaint filed with investigators, Hart's former girlfriend (victim) claimed that on several different occasions Hart was verbally and physically abusive. According to the victim, she and Hart had lived together at Hart's apartment from June 2010 until January 2011.

Prior to the allegations of domestic violence, the Tallahassee Police Department received a complaint during the early morning hours of Monday, January 24, 2011. A female complainant explained to officers that she had been at 1800 West Tennessee Street (AJ's Bar). The female told officers that a male, later identified as Brian Hart, was pulling her hair and making rude gestures. Investigators conducted a photo lineup and Hart was identified by the female victim.

When the facts of the investigation were confirmed, Chief Dennis Jones immediately placed Brian Hart on administrative leave. As the case continued, probable cause for the arrest of Hart was obtained. Hart has been an employee of the Tallahassee Police Department since July, 2008.

"The trust of our community is paramount to our success in fighting crime and keeping our citizens safe. We will not allow anyone, including a member of this department to violate our public trust," said Deputy Chief Cheryl Stewart.
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