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Georgia Tech officer arrested on battery charges

He also faces a third-degree child cruelty charge since a young boy was present.
Credit: Cobb County Police Department
Officer Patrick Baxter was arrested in connection with an argument that allegedly turned violent according to arrest warrants.

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.