Keep in mind, this is an arrest, not a conviction.

Duluth police officer arrested for domestic assault
By John Myers Today at 11:59 a.m.

A Duluth police officer was arrested Sunday on charges of domestic assault.

The officer was arrested at the Public Safety Building in Duluth just after 3:30 p.m. Sunday for misdemeanor 5th degree domestic assault.

The officer was transported the St. Louis County Jail where he remained Monday morning. Bail has not yet been set.

The officer has not yet been formally charged in court. But according to Duluth police, the domestic assault incident took place early Sunday morning outside of the Duluth city limits in an uincorporated area of St. Louis County.

“We received information from the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office that they were investigating a complaint of domestic assault and had obtained probable cause to arrest the suspect…” Duluth police said in a news release. “We assisted the county in looking for (the suspect) and coordinated his arrest with St. Louis County.

The incident is still being investigated by the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal and administrative investigation and his police powers have been revoked. The officer, who has been on the department since 2004, works in the patrol division.

“I set high expectations for staff and they are held to a high standard of conduct. I am disappointed to learn about this incident, but will refrain from further comment until the investigations are complete. I will be open and transparent to our community without jeopardizing the investigation process,” Duluth Police Chief Gordon Ramsay said in a statement. “It is imperative to the integrity of the Duluth Police Department and the sense of trust that our community has in us that domestic violence will not be tolerated.”

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