WRENTHAM, MASS. (WHDH) - A Massachusetts State Police trooper has been relieved of his duty after he was arrested in connection with an alleged domestic assault in Wrentham on Saturday night.
Michael Atton, 34, of Wrentham, was arraigned Monday in Wrentham District Court on a charge of assault and battery on a family or household member,” according to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office. A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf.
Atton will remain off the job pending the outcome of an ongoing internal investigation, a state police spokesperson said Monday.
“The trooper, per department order, is unable to assume the duties and responsibilities of the state police until further notice,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
An internal hearing is planned for this week.
Atton has since been released on $5,000 bail. He is due back in court for a pre-trail conference on July 29.
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