Duluth Police Officer Arrested for Domestic Assault
A Duluth Police Officer has been arrested for domestic assault.
The 37-year-old officer, an 11-year vet of the Duluth Police Department, was arrested Sunday at the Public Safety Building in Duluth on charges of 5th Degree Domestic Assault.
According to the Duluth Police Department, the domestic assault incident took place early Sunday morning outside of Duluth city limits.
The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call around 12:30 Sunday morning near Highway 35 and Midway Road.
While investigating the report, a deputy was flagged down by an adult female standing on the side of the road.
The female appeared to have injuries from a domestic violence incident.
The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office notified the Duluth Police Department of the incident and said they had probable cause to arrest one of their officer’s on domestic assault charges.
Duluth Police assisted the county in looking for and arresting him.
The incident is being investigated by the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office.
The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. His police powers have been revoked.
Police Chief Gordon Ramsay issued a statement on the domestic assault incident saying the following:
“I set high expectations for staff and they are held to a high standard of conduct. I am disappointed to learn about this incident, but will refrain from further comment until the investigations are complete. I will be open and transparent to our community without jeopardizing the investigation process. It is imperative to the integrity of the Duluth Police Department and the sense of trust that our community has in us that domestic violence will not be tolerated.”
The officer is expected to be formally charged Tuesday.