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 (WAVY) — Charges against a Virginia Beach police sergeant accused of pushing his wife down the stairs were withdrawn Tuesday morning in court.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