UPDATE: Affidavit reveals more information about alleged incident involving FWP police officer
Editor’s note: A previous headline on this story incorrectly stated the district attorney’s office released the arrest report. The office has not “released” anything, nor has it provided any documents, regarding this case. Rather, the affidavit was a matter of public record.
A Fraser Winter Park police officer has been placed on leave after being accused of domestic violence, officials confirmed Thursday.
According to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office booking log, deputies arrested Sgt. Sean Curran around 10:45 p.m. June 28 on a harassment charge with a domestic violence enhancer. District Attorney Matt Karzen said the alleged incident is being reviewed for prosecution.
Curran’s arrest affidavit says an officer arrived at Curran’s home around 8:30 p.m. June 28, and both Curran and his partner told the officer they were in a verbal argument.
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The partner alleged that Curran pushed her but did not strike her. The affidavit also says Curran told the officer he was pushed into a wall during the argument as well.
The affidavit adds Curran was holding his child for the duration of the argument, and the child was hit with a cellphone when Curran’s partner set the phone on a sink and Curran grabbed for it.
According to the affidavit, a cellphone video taken by Curran’s partner appears to show three occasions in which Curran pushed her before going out to his truck with the child, where Curran remained until police arrived.
While the alleged incident occurred within the Fraser Winter Park Police Department’s jurisdiction, spokesperson for the sheriff’s office Lt. Dan Mayer said the sheriff’s office handled the criminal investigation to prevent any potential conflicts of interest.
The sheriff’s office then sent the report to the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s office for review, Mayer said.
The Fraser Winter Park Police Department is conducting an administrative investigation apart from the criminal investigation to determine whether Curran violated any of the department’s policies, Police Chief Glen Trainor said.
Curran has been placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation, and Trainor said that he couldn’t comment further because it is a personnel matter.
Messages left with Curran’s attorney were not returned. Curran is scheduled to appear in the Grand County Court for a continued arraignment at 9 a.m. Monday.
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