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El Centro Police Officer Suspected of Assault

EL CENTRO — An El Centro Police officer is suspected of attacking another person and was booked into the Imperial County jail on Jan. 7 on suspicion of assault and false imprisonment, an Imperial police official stated.

The suspect was not identified in an email from Sgt. Max Sheffield, public information officer for the Imperial Police Department.

The assault was alleged to have taken place on Jan. 3. At 3:21
a. m. Imperial police were informed that a prior assault battery took place in the city, Sheffield explained.

The alleged victim had been taken to Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District’s hospital and the staff there had phoned police on her behalf. During the investigation police found the suspect was a female El Centro police officer.

The suspect was later contacted by the Imperial police Investigations Division, questioned and arrested, Sheffield stated. No further details were released.

The case remains under investigation and police will provide further information as it becomes available, explained Sheffield.

This story is featured in the Jan 09, 2020 e-Edition.

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