Two Boston police officers were arrested early Saturday morning in separate domestic violence incidents about an hour apart, the department said in a statement.
Officers Walter Suprey and Andrew Blake have been placed on administrative leave and the Boston Police Department’s Anti-Corruption Unit has opened an investigation into both cases, the police department said.
Suprey, a member of the Boston force since 2008, was arrested by Danvers police around 2:51 a.m. after he was allegedly involved “in a domestic incident with a family member,” Boston police said in the statement. . He was charged with assault and battery on a family member, according to the statement.
Blake was arrested around 3:55 a.m. by the Boston Police Domestic Violence Unit after he was also “involved in a domestic incident with a family member,” the statement said. Blake, a Boston police officer since 1998, was charged with assault and battery, the statement said.
“The Boston Police Department takes all allegations of domestic violence by employees seriously,” Chief Superintendent Gregory Long, the department’s acting commissioner, said in the statement.
“A thorough investigation of these matters will be conducted by the Boston Police Department’s Office of Professional Standards and Office of Investigative Services in conjunction with the Suffolk and Essex County District Attorney’s Offices.”