RI state trooper charged with assaulting family member during fight

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WPRI) — A Rhode Island State Police trooper placed on administrative leave earlier this week was arrested on domestic violence charges, Smithfield Police said Wednesday.

Timothy Jamieson, 25, of West Greenwich, is accused of assaulting a family member during an incident in Smithfield early Sunday morning.

According to the police report obtained by Eyewitness News, Smithfield officers responded at about 1 a.m. to reports of an altercation involving approximately 10 people in the area of Lakeside Drive.

Police learned that a fight took place between Jamieson and an adult male family member, but neither man nor any witnesses would provide a formal statement as to what happened. The report said alcohol was suspected to be involved.

Jamieson was arrested on misdemeanor charges of domestic simple assault and battery and domestic disorderly conduct. The report stated that the family member appeared to have suffered minor injuries during the incident.

Smithfield Police Captain Michael Rheaume confirmed to Eyewitness News on Wednesday that Jamieson is a Rhode Island State trooper.

Laura Meade Kirk, a spokesperson for the department, had confirmed Tuesday a trooper was placed on leave but declined to identify him.

“We were disappointed to learn about an incident in Smithfield involving one of our troopers,” Kirk said. “We immediately placed the trooper on administrative leave and launched an internal investigation into this matter.”

Kirk declined to comment further after Jamieson was identified Wednesday.

Jamieson was arraigned Monday and released on personal recognizance on the condition he have no contact with the alleged victim in the case. He’s due back in court for an arraignment on July 18.