DC police officer charged with attempted murder


A District of Columbia police officer is facing charges of attempted murder.

According to authorities Samson Lawrence, 45, hit his wife over the head with a metal lamp post and made deadly threats towards her during an altercation last month.

Lawrence, a patrol officer, was released on $200,000 bond.  It has not been confirmed whether or not he has an attorney.

Assistant Police Chief Peter Newsham says Lawrence has been a member of the department for 13 years.


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