Michigan Trooper Gets Year In Jail For Assaulting His Female Partner

WWJ News
December 03, 2019 - 1:46 pm
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LANSING (WWJ) - A Michigan State Police trooper has been sentenced to a year in jail for assaulting his female partner while on duty.

Adam Mullin, who was convicted in Huron County Circuit Court of four assault-related charges back in October, will spend one year in Huron County Jail followed by three years of probation, according to Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.

The 25-year-old has already served 149 days of his jail sentence and now has 216 days remaining. His probation starts immediately.

“Adam Mullin’s actions violated the very trust we put in our law enforcement officers,” said Nessel, in a statement.  “We are grateful to the Michigan State Police and to Huron County Circuit Judge Prill for ensuring justice is served.”

The charges against Mullin were the result of a Michigan State Police investigation.  

Police reports showed 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.

Following Mullin’s conviction, MSP moved to permanently revoke his law enforcement certification and terminate his employment.

“Domestic violence is a choice batterers make to abuse their intimate partner,” said Assistant Attorney General Danielle Hagaman-Clark, who prosecuted the case.  “That choice stems from their desire to control and manipulate their partners at the cost of all else.  In this case, Mullin made a choice to put his desire to control his partner over his oath to serve and protect the community.”

In 2018, Michigan State Police’s Incident Crime Report indicated that there were 48,264 domestic violence offenses reported to Michigan law enforcement.

If you are in danger, contact an organization in your area that can help, use a safer computer, call 911, or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224. For more information and available resources on domestic violence, visit mi.gov/domesticviolence.