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Sunday, September 25, 2011

[MA] Massachusetts State Trooper Derrick Costa ordered to have no contact with his wife

[MA] Massachusetts State Trooper Derrick Costa charged with domestic assault and battery this time. - Massachusetts State Trooper Derrick Costa’s arrest on a charge of domestic assault and battery revealed for the first time that he has also been suspended without pay since June 24 because of allegations of drug dealing, larceny, forgery and witness intimidation...... he told them that his wife initiated the physical altercation and that he only touched her... Officers described finding the wife with a red, swollen bruise under her eye and a series of older bruises and abrasions on her arms and legs. The police report states that the wife told officers that Costa had been violent with her in the past...

Enterprise News
By Vicki-Ann Downing
Posted Sep 17, 2011 @ 06:00 AM
[Excerpts] Suspended state trooper Derrick A. Costa posted $5,000 bail following his arraignment Friday in Fall River Superior Court on charges of drug dealing, forgery, witness intimidation and assault. Costa, 40, was ordered to report to the Probation Department once a week and to have no contact with his wife, whom he is accused of assaulting. His case was continued to Oct. 24... osta was also arrested Aug. 4 after his wife alleged he hit her in the face and back of the head during an argument at their home in Raynham. At the time of that arrest, Costa had been scheduled to leave for a 30-day drug treatment program... Costa has been a state trooper for 15 years...
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