CLEARWATER, Fla. — A Clearwater police officer accused of domestic battery has been arrested again, this time for violation of a pre-trial release.
- Officer accused of domestic battery arrested again
- Christopher England, 29, now charged with violation of a pre-trial release
- England's attorney says second arrest was ankle monitor mistake
- More Pinellas County news
Christopher England, 29, was arrested Friday when his ankle monitor sent authorities a positive reaction for alcohol consumption and is being held in the Pinellas Jail without a bond.
England's attorney, Kevin Hayslett, said he believes there was an error with the ankle monitor and has a hearing scheduled before a judge for next Tuesday.
This is the second arrest in as many weeks for England, who previously released from jail on a $2,000 bond. England has been an officer with Clearwater PD for five years.
England was initially arrested on Halloween after being accused of domestic battery and tampering with a witness.
According to the arrest report, England got into a physical altercation with his girlfriend and tried to prevent her from calling 911.
England was placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of an internal investigation.