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Anne Arundel officer charged with assault, false imprisonment after chest-bumping girlfriend, police say

An Anne Arundel County police officer was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree assault and false imprisonment linked to a domestic dispute, the department said Tuesday.

Cpl. Tyler Brennan, a patrol officer employed with the department since 2013, is suspended with pay while the department’s internal affairs investigators look into the domestic charges, police said.

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“The allegations involving Corporal Brennan’s actions are concerning. I take these matters of public concern seriously, and we will cooperate with the Office of the State’s Attorney to investigate these allegations,” Police Chief Amal Awad said in a statement.

A spokesperson from the Anne Arundel County lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police could not be reached Tuesday.

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Brennan, 33, was suspended in March after he shot and killed a Pasadena man who was reportedly suicidal. The 79-year-old man was sitting in his bed in his Bayside Beach house when he raised his handgun at Brennan and another officer, police said.

Brennan returned to his patrol duties from administrative leave after completing a mental health evaluation, a firearm re-qualification and judgmental shooting training, and receiving approval from Awad.

Brennan was at Anne Arundel Medical Center when police served him his charges.

On Monday, officers responded around 3 p.m. to Brennan’s apartment in Pasadena for a domestic assault complaint. A woman told officers she and Brennan had an argument over the status of their relationship. Brennan and the woman have been dating for more than two years but don’t live together or have children together, the woman told police.

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Brennan chest-bumped the woman during the argument and refused to let her leave the bedroom by blocking a closed door with his body, Det. G. Pamer wrote in charging documents. The woman did not have signs of visible injury and did not complain of pain, police wrote.

Brennan did not have an attorney listed in court records and did not respond to a request for comment Tuesday.

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