Monday, August 10, 2015

A Royalston Beating

"Off-duty trooper arrested on domestic violence charges" by Jennifer Smith Globe Correspondent  August 02, 2015

An off-duty State Police trooper was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of domestic assault and battery for allegedly seriously injuring a woman at his central Massachusetts home, State Police said.

The 36-year-old trooper, a member of the Division of Field Services stationed in Troop C, has not been identified. In a statement, State Police cited state law prohibiting the release of names of persons charged with domestic violence under certain circumstances.

Isn't it a matter of public record?

State Police arrested the trooper at his home in Royalston shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday....

The nature of the relationship between the trooper and the woman was not released by police.

The trooper was taken into custody and relieved of duty pending a duty status hearing expected to take place early this week. His service weapons and ammunition were confiscated, as were his badge, cruiser, and other job-related equipment, according to State Police.

State Police also took possession of several privately owned guns and ammunition that were stored at his home. His license to carry a firearm will be suspended indefinitely, according to State Police.

He is being held at State Police barracks in Millbury with bail set at $25,000 and is expected to be arraigned Monday in Gardner District Court, State Police said.


What is it with off-duty cops?

NEXT DAY UPDATE: Trooper denied bail in domestic violence case