Michigan State Police Trooper Convicted Of Assaulting Female Partner

WWJ News
October 12, 2019 - 12:38 pm
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CARO (WWJ/AP) - A Michigan State Police trooper has been found guilty of assaulting his female partner while on duty.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says a jury convicted 25-year-old Adam Mullin Thursday of obstruction of justice, obstructing a police officer causing injury, aggravated domestic violence and assault and battery.

"Domestic violence is a serious matter and we are steadfast in holding those who commit these acts accountable – law enforcement and civilians alike," Attorney General Dana Nessel said in a statement. "It is serendipitous that this verdict comes during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and it reminds us of the work that still remains to end this epidemic in our state and nation."

Police reports obtained by MLive show that Mullin, who was married at the time, and his road patrol partner were engaged in a sexual relationship for a year and that Mullin eventually turned violent. On the last instance of abuse, Mullin threatened to kill the woman and threw her several feet, then suggested they stage a slip-and-fall during a traffic stop to conceal her injuries, according to the report. The woman was so badly injured, she couldn't walk under her own power.

Mullin, who was assigned to the state police Caro post in Michigan's thumb region, was charged in February and has been on unpaid suspension since his arrest. Due to his conviction, the department has moved to permanently revoke his law enforcement certification and terminate his employment.

Mullin will be sentenced Dec. 2. The most serious charge, obstruction of justice, carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.