FULTON, NY – Today (July 11), Fulton Police Sergeant Joseph R. Arigo, was charged with the following:
- Assault 3rd Degree – class A misdemeanor
- Falsifying Business Records – class A misdemeanor
- Making a Punishable False Written Statement – class A misdemeanor
On July 1, the city of Fulton Police Department began conducting an investigation after receiving a complaint from a victim alleging he was assaulted by a city of Fulton Police Officer.
Based on information received during the course of this investigation it is alleged that on June 28, at about 8:20 p.m., Arigo struck an individual one or more times about the head and face, causing bruising and swelling.
The victim also suffered about a one-inch laceration above his right eye which required seven stitches.
At the time of alleged assault, the victim was in police custody at the Fulton Police Department, 141 S. First Street, Fulton.
It is also alleged Sergeant Arigo, between June 28 and 29, at 141 S. First St., Fulton, did make a false entry in the narrative of an incident report, being an official business record of the city of Fulton Police Department.
Arigo did sign the incident report knowing the content therein to be false, according to police.
He was arraigned in Fulton City Court by Judge David Hawthorne and released on his own recognizance.
Arigo is currently suspended from active duty.
He is an 18-year-veteran of the Fulton Police Department.