A female police officer who was featured on A&E’s television show Live PD last month was arrested for allegedly breaking into her ex-boyfriend’s home and assaulting him when she discovered him with another woman.
33-year-old Sergeant Stacey Lyons of the Bridgeport Police Department in Connecticut mere hours after arresting another man on television for a similar offense.
“Domestics are the most dangerous calls a police officer can go on,” Lyons said on TV Friday night after arresting a local man for allegedly choking his girlfriend.
Lyons then spoke to the man she was detaining, telling him to hand over his personal firearms, despite repeatedly protesting his innocence.
“We have rules that are above me,” she replied. “This is a domestic situation and I don’t have a choice.”
It wouldn’t be long before Lyons herself was in the custody of the Trumbull Police Department and her own firearms were seized.
While Lyons received an award for heroism in 2015, she was charged by TPD for disorderly conduct. BPD Chief Armando Perez said Lyons is on administrative leave and has been relieved of her sidearm.
“This is really sad because she is a conscientious officer, a very good officer,” Perez said. “But you have to be able to control your actions. Anytime you get into a problem with someone you are involved in a relationship with, you should just leave.”
TPD reports that Lyons’ ex-boyfriend said Lyons had entered his home uninvited by using the security code and then confronted him about having another woman there. While he insists they broke up two weeks ago, Lyons said they were still together and were to attend a wedding on Sunday.
Lyons was promoted to Sergeant in 2014, obtaining the highest score on her promotions exam. In 2015, she received a medal for helping disarm a gunman.
CT Post reports Lyons is out of jail on her own free will under the condition that she will appear in court.
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