Quincy police captain’s assault charges dropped

Quincy police chief Michael Miller can return to work now that charges against him have been dropped. (Photo via quincyma.gov)
Quincy police chief Michael Miller can return to work now that charges against him have been dropped. (Photo via quincyma.gov)

Quincy police chief Michael Miller can return to work now that the assault charges against him for allegedly assaulting his wife, who was 9-months pregnant at the time, have been dropped.

Miller  has been on paid administrative leave since July 8 after allegedly assaulting his estranged wife at her Plymouth home, the Boston Globe reports.

According to Plymouth Assistant District Attorney Bridget Norton Middleton, there was not enough evidence to move forward with the case, and the Commonwealth asked that it be dismissed during a pre-trial conference Thursday morning, the Boston Globe reports.

“The victim claimed her marital privilege and we did a Rule 17 summons to get the 911 tape and EMT records to see if there was any additional evidence beyond her testimony. [The judge] reviewed those this morning and without the victim’s testimony…there was insufficient evidence to go forward,” Middleton told the Globe.

The argument began when Miller went home to relieve his son from his mother, and the two started fighting.

 

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