Massachusetts State Police took a member of their own department into custody Sunday on charges related to an allegation in New Hampshire, the department has confirmed.
Sgt. Bryan Erickson was also removed from duty and had all state police equipment confiscated when he was detained at his home Sunday morning, a department spokesman said Monday.
The news was first reported by The Boston Herald, which said the charges against Erickson are for an alleged assault. The Massachusetts State Police spokesman, Dave Procopio, couldn't confirm the charges against him, only that he was taken to Exeter, New Hampshire, for a court appearance.
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Erickson will have a hearing on the status of his position at the department this week where an internal affairs investigation will begin, the representative said.
It wasn't immediately clear if Erickson had an attorney who could speak to the court proceeding.
"We condemn the actions as alleged and have zero tolerance for domestic violence. We will take appropriate administrative action based on the outcome of the criminal case in New Hampshire and our own internal investigation," Procopio said in a statement.