Ceres Police Officer Charged with Assault

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A Ceres Police officer is facing a misdemeanor charge of assault while in uniform, the department said Tuesday.

The accusation against Officer Christopher Melton, a nine-year veteran of the Ceres Police Department, stems out of an April 13 arrest. Melton was put on paid administrative leave as his supervisors suspected him of misconduct.

Police say an internal affairs investigation is ongoing. The Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office is doing its own criminal investigation

“Officer Melton’s conduct, as alleged, does not reflect the values of Ceres Police Department or the law enforcement community as a whole,” Ceres Police Chief Art de Werk said in a written statement.

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  • tiffany

    Saturday officers chased someone one in my yard an the guy jumped thru my kids window as officers intered my house asking my dad an blind uncle were they person was no one new that the guy jumped in my kids window when the cop came out he called me dad a lying mother fucker an punched my dad in the face my uncle told the cop he cant do that an the cop said i could do anything i fucking want an hit my uncle with a billy club an broke his arm an the othe cop hit my dad with one in his head as my dad fell to the ground 6 officers beat my dad with there fist an billy clubs as i ran in they put a gun to my head an told me to get the fuck out my 4 year old & 5 year old kids watched the whole thing an there trying to justifie what they did please i need internal affairs an a way to

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