A Georgia Tech officer has been arrested following a domestic violence incident one county over.
Patrick Francis Baxter is accused of slapping a woman, shoving her and kicking her in the leg during an argument in Smyrna, Georgia. According to a criminal warrant filed against him the Magistrate Court of Cobb County, Baxter was charged with battery and also faces a charge of cruelty to children in the third degree since a child was present during the crime.
Baxter was later booked into the Cobb County jail on Monday. Georgia Tech released a statement on Friday confirming Baxter's employment with the department since 2014.
He's also been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal investigation.