Mass. State Police Trooper Resigns After Second Arrest In Less Than A Week


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WRENTHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Massachusetts State Police Trooper has resigned after being arrested two times in less than a week.

Michael Atton, 34, of Wrentham was first arrested on one count of assault and battery on a family or household member last weekend. According to the Norfolk County DA's Office, he pleaded not guilty to the charge on Monday during an arraignment in Wrentham District Court.

WBZ-TV reported that he was then arrested again on Thursday after a neighbor of the alleged victim reportedly saw him at her apartment complex -- in violation of a restraining order.

Atton's attorney said that his client only returned to the complex "under the supervision of police officers."

He was released on Friday and ordered to wear a tracking device and stay away from the alleged victim.

Atton received a dishonorable discharge as he resigned while under internal investigation by the department.

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