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Smyrna Police Officer Arrested, Suspended

Officer Darryl L. Whitfield was arrested Saturday following a domestic violence incident.

The City of Smyrna Police Department has suspended an officer with pay pending the conclusion of an internal investigation. The suspension follows an arrest made by the Cobb County Police Department over the weekend.

At approximately 1:25 p.m. Saturday, Cobb officers were dispatched to the Powder Springs home of Smyrna Police Officer Darryl L. Whitfield.

About two hours later, Whitfield was arrested and charged with misdemeanors including simple assault, simple battery, third degree cruelty to children (allowing a child to witness family violence), and obstructing or hindering persons making emergency telephone call, said Smyrna police spokesman Michael Smith.

Whitfield was held at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center on $11,220 bail and has since bonded out of jail.

Smith said the Smyrna Police Department is conducting its own internal investigation of Whitfield, who has been a member of the department for eight years and worked in the patrol division.

James boone November 29, 2012 at 10:11 PM
That may be your situation getting beat up by ur wife but not all
Bruce November 30, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Carol, in all the Patch websites names and photos of ordinary citizens are posted if they are charged with a crime. If the whole system is changed and only upon conviction is the name and photo of an ordinary citizen released then I would agree with you. But that is not the way it's done.
Traci December 03, 2012 at 11:09 AM
Thank you for posting the link to the othe news papers FULL STORY of the POLICE REPORT. it says: “Accused did grab said victim by her hair and did force her to the ground,” the warrant states. Accused did punch said victim in her left arm, left torso and left thigh. Said accused then did place one hand around said victim’s neck and strangled her until their Juvenile son entered the room and begged said accused to stop.” The child-cruelty charge stems from the boy witnessing the violence against his mother, according to the warrant. According to an arrest warrant for Darryl Whitfield, police were called to his home on Sweet Springs Drive at 1 p.m. Saturday. Whitfield’s wife told police he had threatened to kill her and then himself, and threatened to kill their son if his wife would not go into a bedroom with Whitfield.
Jack Bauer December 04, 2012 at 10:24 PM
It's funny how people believe the hype of the media and allegations..Let the system work the situation out...That's why we have due process. Due Process is for everyone not just for civilians that are happy that a police officer has been arrested. Be careful about throwing stones guys and girls...remember because you will have you day, and want people not to judge.
JAMES JONES December 21, 2012 at 06:26 PM
I agree Jack Bauer!!! The story is so untrue anyway but justice will be served

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