Department dismisses Fraser Winter Park officer involved in domestic dispute
The Fraser Winter Park Police Department has fired an officer who was involved in a domestic dispute in late June, despite the District Attorney’s Office moving to dismiss the case against him.
Deputies from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office arrested Sgt. Sean Curran around 10:45 p.m. June 28 on a charge of harassment with a domestic violence enhancer.
On Thursday, the District Attorney’s Office filed a motion to dismiss the charge based on a lack of evidence proving Curran intended to harass, annoy or alarm the woman involved in the dispute.
Separate from the criminal investigation, the Fraser Winter Park Police Department conducted an administrative review into whether Curran violated any department policies. Ultimately, that investigation has resulted in the termination of his employment.
“The Fraser Winter Park Police Department holds all our employees to a high standard of behavior,” Police Chief Glen Trainor said in a Friday news release. “Every investigation of a violation of policy is taken very seriously.”
Trainor added that because this is a personnel matter, the department and the town of Winter Park will not comment further.
Police were called to Curran’s house at about 8:30 p.m. June 28, where both Curran and his partner told officers they were in a verbal argument. Cellphone video footage taken by Curran’s partner appears to capture the majority of the incident.
According to a summary of the video in the district attorney’s motion to dismiss, Curran attempted to remove himself from the situation multiple times.
The arrest affidavit says that Curran’s partner alleged he pushed her three times but did not strike her. However, the motion to dismiss describes the instances where Curran made physical contact with the woman as “minor” and “incidental to (Curran’s) effort to leave the area.”
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