The Attorney General’s Office tells WGMD that a criminal investigation conducted by its Special Investigations Unit has resulted in the arrest of a Bethany Beach police officer for assault.
The investigation was initiated by the Special Investigations Unit after a March incident involving a suspect in custody. The investigation revealed that Bethany Beach Police Lieutenant, 45-year-old Richard Haden, assaulted a suspect who was in custody at the department headquarters on March 3.
The Town cooperated fully in the Attorney General’s investigation; as a result of its investigation, the Attorney General’s Office secured an indictment Monday from the Sussex County Grand Jury charging Haden with one count of 3rd degree assault.
Haden turned himself in to Capitol Police in Georgetown Monday; he was released after posting $500 bail.
A case review hearing for him is scheduled for May 20.
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