NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — A sergeant with the Roswell Police Department is on administrative leave following his arrest.
Police said Chad Harris was arrested by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office on Thanksgiving.
Deputies responded to his home in Woodstock Thursday morning.
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Harris is accused of committing battery while two children witnessed it. He is not accused of striking any children.
He was charged with simple battery (Family Violence Act), battery (Family Violence Act) and two counts of third-degree cruelty to children.
Harris faced a judge Friday afternoon. He was released on $4,500 bond and ordered to stay away from his wife and children.
"It's obviously a concern to us. Anybody in our profession that gets into cases like this and involves a situation such as this, it's disheartening," Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Marianne Kelley said.
Harris is on paid administrative leave while the department conducts an administrative investigation into the circumstances of the arrest, Roswell police said.