Controversial officer calls it quits – Farmington Daily Times

Posted: February 16, 2011 by scaryhouse in Uncategorized

By Elizabeth Piazza The Daily TimesP

FARMINGTON — A Farmington police officer long embroiled in controversy over allegations of police brutality and misconduct, resigned over yet another allegation of a domestic violence incident, this time involving his girlfriend, authorities said.Mike Briseno, 46, a nearly nine-year veteran of the department, resigned Thursday following an internal affairs investigation looking into the alleged domestic incident with his girlfriend who also is a Farmington police officer.Police officials first learned of the situation after an internal complaint was filed Feb. 7, one day after the alleged incident, according to the complaint.”We investigated it internally and sustained complaints against Briseno,” Police Chief Kyle Westall said in a phone interview Friday. “Directly after we sustained the complaint he resigned before we made it to the disciplinary process.”

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