Today Boston Police arrested Boston Police Patrol Officer Dennis Morson after a domestic incident which occurred early this morning.

About 3:12 am on Saturday, February 19, 2011 Officers responded to a radio call for a domestic violence intimate partner at a residence on Intervale Street in Roxbury. Officers spoke to a female victim, who stated her husband assaulted her and damaged property. The officer observed injury to the victim and damage to both her apartment door and front common hallway door. The victim stated that her husband then left the apartment on foot.
The female victim declined medical treatment. The victim was advised of her 209A rights.

The victim\’s husband is identified as Boston Police Patrol Officer Dennis Morson, 36 years of age, assigned to District B-2, appointed to the Department in May of 2004.

The Domestic Violence Unit along with the Internal Affairs Unit responded to the scene.

Detectives recovered cigarette rolling papers and a plastic bag with unknown residue from the top of a kitchen cabinet. In addition, detectives located and recovered Morson’s department issued firearm which was unsecured.

While officers were searching for Morson, he turned himself into District B2. Officers placed him under arrest and charged him with Assault and Battery (209A), Malicious Destruction of Property, Intimidation of a Witness and Failing to Secure a Large Capacity Firearm. Officer Morson has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation.

Morson is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday.

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.”