Off-Duty Police Officer Charged in Domestic Violence Incident - NECN

Off-Duty Police Officer Charged in Domestic Violence Incident

Off-Duty Police Officer Charged in Domestic Violence Incident

An off-duty police officer was arrested in connection with a domestic violence incident in Hartford early Tuesday morning.

Police said they responded to Lincoln Street at 12:29 a.m. to investigate reports of a domestic violence incident involving an off-duty police officer.

The victim reported that Israel Zea, 49, of Hartford, forced his way into her apartment and assaulted her, police said.

The 47-year-old woman sustained facial trauma and was treated at Hartford Hospital, according tp police.

When officers went into the apartment, two witnesses were detaining Zea, a 17-year-veteran of the department.

He sustained facial injuries while the witnesses subdued him, but he refused medical treatment.

Internal affairs investigators also responded and took over the investigation.

Zea was arrested and charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree assault, second-degree criminal mischief and first-degree criminal trespass.

Bond was set at $50,000.

A separate administrative investigation is underway and Zea he has been placed on unpaid suspension.

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