A Frederick Police Officer charged with an assault while off duty on June 16, 2012 was found guilty in a Frederick County District Court trial today
Martin Holt, a 14 year veteran of the police department, was found guilty of assault today in a District Court trial. Mr Holt was sentenced to 1 year of unsupervised probation. He remains suspended from his police duties pending the conclusion of an internal investigation and administrative hearing process.
On 06/16/2012 at approximately 1:00 am, the Frederick Police Department (FPD) was notified of an assault that had just occurred in the area of the 1400 block of Key Parkway. The victim notified police that she and her live in boyfriend became involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical when her boyfriend struck her several times in the chest and once in the back.
The initial responding officers identified the suspect as Martin Holt, a 14 year veteran of the Frederick Police Department. The investigation has continued over the course of the last week and following an application for charges, Holt was charged with 2nd degree Assault on today’s date.
Corporal Martin Holt was assigned as the Assistant Supervisor to a midnight shift in the Patrol Division. CPL Holt’s police powers are suspended and he is assigned to administrative duties. The Frederick Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit is conducting a separate, independent, internal investigation.
The Frederick Police Department is committed to ensuring the safety of all residents. Frederick Police Chief Kim Dine said “enforcement of laws and ensuring the safety of all citizens is paramount. Allegations of domestic violence regardless of who has allegedly committed it must be taken seriously. When the person accused is a member of our department we are saddened and outraged. We regret this incident occurred; we take these matters very seriously evident by our professional, respectful, handling of this incident”.
Author: Lt Clark A. Pennington