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Baltimore County Police Officer Arrested on Assault Charges

Police say Officer First Class Brian Eaton of Parkville, stationed at Pikesville, is charged with first-degree assault and other charges in an alleged domestic incident Sept. 23.

An officer stationed at the Pikesville precinct was arrested Tuesday night and charged with first-degree assault and other charges in connection with an alleged domestic incident on Sept. 23 involving another officer, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman told Patch.

Elise Armacost, a police spokeswoman, said Wednesday that a warrant for Officer First Class Brian Eaton, 23, of Parkville, "was served last night."

Eaton is charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, false imprisonment and destruction of property, stemming from an alleged incident with his ex-girlfriend, who is also an officer stationed at Pikesville, Armacost said.

"The domestic incident occurred on Sept. 23. The next day, Sept. 24, the matter came to the attention of the police department's Internal Affairs Division, and Internal Affairs promptly (Sept. 24) suspended Eaton's police powers," Armacost said.

As part of the suspension, his service weapon was taken away. Internal Affairs "immediately contacted the appropriate unit to begin investigating criminal charges," Armacost said.

Eaton, a five-year police department veteran, was released on $50,000 bond.

The second officer was not identified.

Stay with Patch for updates on this developing story.

Johnny Yuma October 06, 2011 at 09:32 AM
What's your rap sheet like Billy?
jeane October 06, 2011 at 04:06 PM
I find it interesting that all the comments are targeted at him- and some are sympathtic to him-- I think perhaps some sympathy and concern for the victim would be good. This is why it is hard for women to report assaults.
Jackie October 06, 2011 at 04:53 PM
@jeane That is an honest observation and you make a valid point. I admit my first thoughts were on the wasted career of young person who at 23 was already a five year veteran of the force. I meatn no disrespect to the victim, but she wasn't the focus of this article. It says a lot that he was a 5 year veteran at only 23 years old.
Shereese Maynard October 06, 2011 at 06:44 PM
Good point
Buzz Beeler October 06, 2011 at 07:02 PM
Jackie, they could be referring to his cadet time, meaning he joined the department before the age of 21. The cadet time is used in accruing times towards his pension.

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