Georgia Police Sergeant Arrested For Battery And Child Cruelty

GEORGIA – A Roswell police officer was arrested on Thanksgiving and is facing several different charges.

Chad Harris, a sergeant with the department, was arrested in Cherokee County and has been charged with simple battery, battery and two counts of third degree cruelty to children, reported The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

A statement from Roswell Police Chief Rusty Grant said Harris is now on paid administrative leave while the department conducts “an administrative investigation into the facts and circumstances” surrounding Harris’ arrest.

“It’s obviously a concern to us. Anybody in our profession that gets into cases like this and involves a situation such as this, it’s disheartening,” Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Marianne Kelley said.

Deputies were called to a “domestic dispute” involving Harris on Thursday, and they arrested him after the initial investigation.

He is being held without bond at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center.