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Boston Police Officer Charged With Assaulting Wife

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Boston Police Officer Dennis Morson is seen in this file photo from 2007 when he was a member of the city's "Safe Streets" patrols. (credit: CBS)

Boston Police Officer Dennis Morson is seen in this file photo from 2007 when he was a member of the city’s “Safe Streets” patrols. (credit: CBS)

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BOSTON (CBS) — A Boston police officer has been arrested and charged with assaulting his wife.

Dennis Morson, 36, of Roxbury, was arrested early Saturday morning after police were called to his house by his wife who told officers Morson had assaulted her, damaged two doors and left.

Detectives took cigarette rolling papers and a plastic bag with unknown residue from the top of a kitchen cabinet. They also found and took Morson’s department-issued firearm, which was unsecured.

While officers were searching for him, Morson turned himself in to District B2. He is charged with assault and battery, malicious destruction of property, intimidation of a witness and failing to secure a large capacity firearm.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Doug Cope reports.

Police Commissioner Edward Davis stated, “These are troubling charges that will be fully investigated. The Boston Police Department continues to ensure our integrity and credibility by taking all alleged matters of officer misconduct seriously.”

Morson, who has been on the force since May 2004, has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Morson is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday.

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