CSAO: New London Police Officer Charged with Assaulting Prisoner

New London Police Officer Charged with Assaulting Prisoner

A New London police officer was arrested today and charged with hitting a man in the face while he was sitting handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser.

Deana M. Nott, age 50, of Waterford, was arrested by inspectors from the Statewide Prosecution Bureau in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney on a warrant charging her with one count of Assault in the Third Degree.

According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Nott, a New London police officer, was on duty when she struck a prisoner in the face with her closed fist as he sat handcuffed in the back seat of a police cruiser on June 22, 2016.

The 37-year-old man, who had been arrested following a domestic disturbance, sustained a minor laceration to his lower lip but declined an offer for medical treatment and chose not to file a complaint with the police department, according to the warrant.

Nott was released on a written promise to appear in New London Superior Court, G.A. No. 10, on February 1, 2018. The charges are merely an accusation and she is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Assault in the Third Degree is a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year imprisonment and a fine of up to $2,000. The case is being prosecuted by the Statewide Prosecution Bureau.

Content Last Modified on 1/29/2018 3:37:05 PM