Off-duty Baltimore police cadet arrested in domestic assault

An off-duty Baltimore police cadet was arrested in Glen Burnie after police said he hit a woman with a car in a domestic incident Thursday, the day before he was set to graduate from the academy.

Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the cadet, Zachary Michael Mitchell, 24, has been suspended from Friday's graduation ceremonies and police expect he will be terminated.

Anne Arundel County police said they were told by a witness in the 100 block of Plymouth Lane about 4:30 p.m. that a man and woman had been fighting in the parking lot of an apartment building and that the man struck the woman with a car. The couple later went inside an apartment in the complex, where Mitchell lives, according to police.

The victim refused medical treatment but had redness and scratches on her legs, Anne Arundel police said. Mitchell has been charged with second-degree assault, county police said.

"That type of activity undermines the example of the kind of police officer that we're looking for in our recruits," Guglielmi said.

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