Police Officer Arrested for Striking 8-Year-Old Son with Belt in Brooklyn

By Patrick Hedlund on February 16, 2012 4:11pm 

A police officer was arrested for hitting her 8-year-old son with a belt in Brooklyn on Weds., Feb. 15, 2012.
A police officer was arrested for hitting her 8-year-old son with a belt in Brooklyn on Weds., Feb. 15, 2012.
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BROOKLYN — A police officer was arrested and charged with assault for hitting her young son with a belt Wednesday, authorities said.

The officer, Allison Timothy, 31, was arrested in Brooklyn for striking the 8-year-old child with a belt on Wednesday, the NYPD said.

Police did not say where the officer was assigned or where specifically the incident occurred.

Timothy is charged with second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

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