Cape Gazette

Bethany Beach cop indicted on assault

By Melissa Steele | Apr 26, 2013
Source: Attorney General's Office Richard Haden

The Sussex County Grand Jury indicted a Bethany Beach police officer April 22 in connection with the assault of a suspect in custody.

Bethany Beach Police Lt. Richard Haden, 45, assaulted a suspect on March 3 while he was in custody at police headquarters, said Jason Miller, spokesman for the Attorney General's Office.

Haden turned himself in to Capital Police in Georgetown on April 22 and was charged with one count of third-degree assault. He was released on $500 unsecured bond pending a case review May 20.


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