Charges dismissed for Virginia Beach Police sergeant

Posted at 11:27 AM, Jul 02, 2018

Photo of Shawn Walter Hoffman. Provided by the Virginia Beach Police Department.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A 57-year-old Virginia Beach Police Department sergeant was arrested on a domestic violence charge.

Officials say that the sergeant with the department is Sgt. Shawn Hoffman.

Hoffman is one of six sergeants in the VBPD’s internal affairs unit. He has been with the department for 35 years.

VBPD said that officers were dispatched to a domestic-related incident in the 2400 block of Smokehouse Road in the city on Saturday, June 30.

Hoffman was arrested for 1 count of misdemeanor assault and battery of a family member.

On November 27, 2018 Hoffman’s charge was nolle prossed.

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