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Newton Police Officer Arrested for Domestic Violence

By: Rayne McKenzie Email
By: Rayne McKenzie Email

Midland City Police responded to a house Friday morning after receiving a call concerning domestic violence.

Police say when they arrived they found 26-year-old Lorado Rogers, a Newton Police officer, in the front yard intoxicated and his wife inside with cuts and lacerations on her arms.

When police put Rogers inside the patrol car, he busted out the back window and continued to be uncooperative with authorities.

"When they brought him to Midland City Police Department he resisted and they had to restrain him and transfer him to Dale County Jail," said Midland City Police Chief Dexter Hammond.

The Newton Police Department is taking action to ensure Rogers is properly disciplined.

Newton City Police Chief Steven Oliver said, "We've placed an officer on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation."

Midland City Police officers say conduct like this is unbecoming of an officer.

"Domestic violence is a serious crime and we take it seriously if your a police officer or not," said Chief Hammond.

Rogers is charged with domestic violence, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and criminal mischief.

Police records show officers have responded several times to Rogers's residence on similar charges.

Rogers has to wait for his court date to find out if he will be convicted.

He is currently out of jail on bond.

Newton Police Department officials say they will hold a meeting as early as next Tuesday to decide if Rogers will stay with the department.


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