A Massachusetts police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave following his arrest on domestic violence charges over the weekend, according to the Everett police chief.
Officer Dino D'Andrea, 32, who was off-duty at the time, was arrested Sunday on charges of domestic assault and battery and intimidation of a witness, Everett Police Chief Steven Mazzie said in a statement Monday.
Also arrested was Jennifer Peters, 32, of Everett. She was charged with assault and battery on a household member.
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Police had responded to a 911 call at an Elm Street residence just after 2 a.m. for a report of an altercation. When officers arrived, D'Andrea and Peters were allegedly engaged in a verbal argument.
Authorities said the two had allegedly been in a physical altercation prior to the police arrival and were both placed in custody.
Both D'Andrea and Peters were arraigned Monday in Malden District Court and released on personal recognizance. They are due back in court April 4.
"This is a pending investigation and is now under the jurisdiction of the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office. Officer D'Andrea has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation," Mazzie said in a statement.