Hampton officer charged in connection with Norfolk burglary, destruction of property

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Posted at 3:36 PM, May 12, 2021

HAMPTON, Va. - A Hampton Police officer was arrested and charged in connection with a burglary in Norfolk.

Hampton Police say they are currently conducting an administrative investigation into Hampton Police Officer Katerin Encarnacion, who has been accused of a crime in Norfolk.

Encarnacion was arrested on May 12 and charged with one count of burglary and one count of destruction of property. Encarnacion has been employed with the department since July 2017.

Encarnacion was placed on administrative leave when the offense is alleged to have taken place and will remain on leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation, officials say.

Police say they are committed to holding their officers accountable to the "high standards of professionalism that the community expects of them."

If the investigation determines that an officer violated the law or police policy they may face disciplinary action, up to and including termination.