Police: Stamford police officer faces domestic violence charges

Stamford police say an officer was arrested and is facing charges for domestic violence.

News 12 Staff

Sep 30, 2021, 5:13 PM

Updated 965 days ago

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Stamford police say an officer was arrested and is facing charges for domestic violence.
Officer Stephane Smarth was arrested Wednesday and charged with disorderly conduct, assault and stalking. He had been with the department for four and a half years.
Police say Smarth was placed on administrative leave and that his weapons were secured before he was charged.
They say the victim told officers that Smarth physically assaulted her on Aug. 21 by pushing her into a doorframe inside his home in Stamford - resulting in a large bruise on her lower back.
She also told police she feels she is being stalked and harassed by Smarth, with whom she had a year-and-a-half relationship that ended back in August when, she alleges, he was not faithful to her.
The victim says after their breakup, Smarth showed up to her jobs on four separate occasions and that he would sit outside of her home, running license plates on vehicles to see if the victim had company at her apartment.
She also claims she received a video via text of him in his Stamford police uniform and says when she was with one of her male friends for dinner one night, he received an unknown call where she recognized Stamford's police radio and dispatch signs in the background.
Smarth was processed, and he posted a $50,000 bond. In addition, a full no-contact protective order was placed upon him.


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