Charges withdrawn against VB police sergeant accused of pushing wife down stairs

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Charges against a Virginia Beach police sergeant accused of pushing his wife down the stairs were withdrawn Tuesday morning in court.

Sgt. Shawn Hoffman was charged with assault and battery of a family member charge for an alleged July incident. In a criminal complaint, Hoffman stated he never pushed his wife.

WAVY’s Jason Marks reports prosecutors nolle prossed or withdrew the charges against Hoffman.

Hoffman, a 35-year veteran of the department, is one of six sergeants assigned to the Internal Affairs Division.

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