NASHVILLE, Tenn.— The former Chief of Police of Lafayette has been arrested by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation after an investigation involving an assault on a prisoner.
Officials said that 38-year-old Ray Amalfitano resigned in September 2012 during the TBI investigation. He had worked for the Lafayette Police Department for 12 years and was promoted to Chief in 2011.
In his resignation letter Amalfitano said "due to recent events, it has been made very difficult for me to effectively perform my duties as Chief of Police."
According to the TBI investigation Amalfitano assaulted 33-year-old Keith Pippin after he was arrested on March 22, 2012. Pippin was handcuffed in the back of a deputy's car when he alleged that Amalfitano punched him. Officers charged Pippin with public intoxication at his child's elementary school. While Pippin accused officers of assaulting him, he did not file a formal complaint.
After his resignation from the Lafayette Police Department Amalfitano went to work as an officer for the City of Westmoreland.
Amalfitano was arrested Monday and later released from the Macon County Jail on his own recognizance in lieu of a $2,500.00 bond. A court date was scheduled for October 12, 2012.
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