Off-duty Hamilton police officer charged with vandalizing police cruiser, OVI


Charged with vandalizing a cruiser and driving another vehicle while off duty Friday night, a Hamilton police officer has been arrested.

Police said they had been notified that Hamilton police officer Casey Johnson, 40, who was off duty at the time, was involved in an altercation in the Ross High School parking lot during a football game.

He left in a car that was then involved in a collision between two cars, police said. He was arrested at the scene and charged with driving a disabled vehicle.

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Johnson was also charged with vandalism. Police said he allegedly damaged a cruiser door.

Hamilton Police Captain Marc McManus said in a press release the allegations are “serious and disturbing” and, if proven, “constitute a significant breach of public trust and warrant significant disciplinary action”.

Johnson has been held in the Butler County Jail since Sunday afternoon. He was discharged and placed on administrative leave. Police say an administrative investigation is underway.

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This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Hamilton PD officer charged with OVI, vandalism in off-duty incident


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