A Mobile Police officer was found not guilty of misconduct after allegedly being involved in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend Friday, Aug. 8.
According to MPD spokeswoman Ashley Rains, Internal Affairs concluded its investigation into the allegations of domestic abuse by Officer Jason Gifford but found insufficient evidence to find him guilty of misconduct.
A criminal investigation was also initiated but terminated due to failure to prosecute by the complainant, Rains said.
No arrests were made in the case because officers on the scene were given two different versions of what happened, and there were not any serious injuries, MPD Chief James Barber told Lagniappe following the incident.
Barber said the only injury was a minor one to the victim’s lip, which may have been caused in a struggle over a telephone.
According to Barber, an arrest is not made on scene if police cannot determine probable cause during a domestic dispute claim.
The incident was reported as domestic violence in the third degree (harassment) and took place at 701 S. University Blvd. at 1:40 p.m., according to the police report. The victim was described as a 44-year-old white female.
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