Suspended T officer charged with assaulting wife at concert
Sep. 01, 2015
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A suspended transit police officer named in a civil rights lawsuit for allegedly assaulting a woman at a bus station is now facing charges of assaulting her wife outside a country music concert at Gillette Stadium.
Jennifer Garvey was released on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty Monday in Wrentham District Court to domestic assault, disturbing the peace and resisting arrest.
Prosecutors say she shoved her wife Friday night at the New England Country Music Festival.
The 32-year-old Garvey's wife denied being assaulted. The Sun Chronicle reports that her lawyer called the incident a "misunderstanding."
Garvey was one of two MBTA officers named in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union for allegedly assaulted a woman who came to the aid of another woman she says was being harassed by police.
Information from: The (Attleboro, Mass.) Sun Chronicle, http://www.thesunchronicle.com