Fulton Police officer facing charges for assaulting suspect

Sgt. Joseph Arigo

A Fulton Police Officer is facing charges after police say he assaulted a suspect and then falsified an incident report.

Sgt. Joseph R. Arigo is charged with assault, falsifying business records and making a punishable false written statement following an investigation into the assault of a suspect in police custody.

On June 28, at about 8:20 pm the suspect told police that Sgt. Arigo hit him several times in the face and head, which caused bruising and swelling, along with a one inch cut above the eye that required stiches.

Sgt. Arigo is also facing charges after police say he made a false statement on an incident report around the same time of the assault.

Sgt. Arigo was arraigned and was released on his own recognizance. He is currently suspended, pending further action on the case.

Sgt. Arigo is an 18year veteran of the Fulton Police epartment.