A Boston Police Officer has been charged with two counts of Assault & Battery arising from a domestic altercation that involved his wife and mother-in-law last weekend.
David Marchant, 26, of Dorchester and a patrolman for the Boston Police Department, was arraigned on two charges of Assault & Battery. A not guilty plea was entered at his arraignment, and he was released on $200 cash bail.
According to the Boston Police Department, Marchant allegedly returned home with his wife after a night out and began arguing. As the argument escalated, Marchant allegedly pushed and slapped his wife, at which point his mother-in-law tried to diffuse things. Marchant then allegedly pushed her. The argument between Marchant and his wife allegedly continued to the second floor, and it was reported that he again slapped his wife, which caused her to fall down a flight of stairs. Believing her daughter was unconscious as a result of the fall, the mother-in-law called 911.
Following his arraignment, the Boston Police Department reported that the officer had been placed on administrative duty and has taken his department-issued firearm and ammunition pending the Boston Police Department's Internal Affairs investigation.