N.H. Police Officer Arrested On Assault, Witness Tampering Charges

CONCORD, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Concord police officer is facing several felony and misdemeanor charges, including assault and domestic violence.

According to the New Hampshire Deputy Attorney General's office, 39-year-old Concord officer Bryan Croft, of Concord, was taken into custody Friday.

Croft is being charged with one felony count of second degree assault, two felony counts of witness tampering, two felony counts of falsifying physical evidence, and one misdemeanor count of domestic violence.

According to charging documents, on October 17th 2020 Croft "knowingly engaging in the strangulation of [an] adult female victim," described as his "intimate partner", and then slammed a door closed on her arm causing bruising and pain.

Croft allegedly told the female victim "to tell State Police that nothing happened" with regard to the assault they were investigating, and to suggest it was another person who had made up the initial report.

On October 22nd, Croft then allegedly instructed the female victim to tell police officers that "she was injured by falling into a lally column while moving exercise equipment."

Charges also allege that in the weeks following the initial assault, Croft removed a baby monitor from his residence, and "commanded the adult female victim to delete photographs and a video from her cell phone."

Deputy Attorney General Jane Young's office confirmed that Croft was a Concord Police Officer at the time the offenses are alleged to have been committed.

According to the Concord Patch, Detective Bryan Croft was placed on administrative leave in January 2021 in connection to the assault allegations leveled in October.

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Written by Brit Smith

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