Dartmouth Police Sergeant Resigns Amidst Charges, Gets No Jail-Time
DARTMOUTH — A Dartmouth police sergeant has resigned from the force amidst charges that he pointed his gun at his wife and dog.
According to court documents, the incident took place on April 7, 2017, when then-Sergeant Paul Medeiros came home on a break and his wife asked him to take the dog outside. When he did, Medeiros' wife saw him pointing a gun at her through the window, and then pointing the gun at the dog behind their shed.
The wife called police, with Medeiros being able to convince several fellow officers to clear the scene. However, a police lieutenant arrived and called for back-up.
Medeiros was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and witness intimidation. His case was continued without a finding for 18 months on the conditions that he resign from the force; surrender his license to carry; have no access, possession, or use of firearms; receive supervised counseling; refrain from abusing his wife; living at his mother's home; and continuing mental health counseling.
Dartmouth Police Detective Kyle Costa confirms that Medeiros officially resigned Thursday and surrendered his license to carry.