Veteran Norwalk police officer arrested in ‘family violence incident’
A Norwalk police officer was arrested on Friday in what the police department is calling a “family violence incident.”
Norwalk police received a call in the afternoon about an assault that had occurred. Upon arrival, officers found the victim, who was transported to Norwalk Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
The offender was later identified as Jermaine Nash, a 10-year veteran of the department.
According to Norwalk PD:
“Officer Nash was quickly located, and cooperative. He turned himself in to police headquarters to face charges, where he was relieved of his duty weapon and badge. Officer Nash is on administrative leave, as a requirement of the Norwalk Police labor contract for any off-duty incident.”
Nash, 44, was charged with strangulation and assault and had his bond set at $100,000. His next court date will be Monday.
Police Chief Tom Kulhawik issued a statement:
"I was notified at the onset. I have confidence in the professionalism of our officers and supervisors in the handling of this case, but wanted to ensure complete transparency in this investigation, and as such, I requested that the State's Attorney be consulted. As a result, the charges were confirmed and the bond was determined. Additional investigations will be conducted to determine if any additional charges are appropriate."