Guilty verdict for Springfield resource officer accused of physical altercation with student

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield resource officer has been sentenced to one year of probation after an incident with a 15-year-old student at Commerce High School nearly two years ago.

Officer Angel Marrero was found guilty on charges in connection with a physical altercation with a high school student in December of 2018. The student was not injured during the incident. Marrero was reassigned after the incident took place.

In addition to probation, Marrero was ordered to pay fines and under go anger management.

After the verdict, 22News received a statement from Springfield Police Spokesman Ryan Walsh stating, “Commissioner Clapprood has asked the Community Police Hearing Board to hold their hearing as soon as possible to recommend any potential internal discipline. Officer Marrero will remain on inside duty until the hearing.”

Anthony Gulluni, Hampden County DA, began an investigation into the alleged physical altercation in February after a video surfaced. An internal investigation by the Community Police Hearing Board into Marrero’s use of force and truthfulness about the incident also began in late February 2019.

Springfield Police Officer Angel Marrero

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