Hampton police investigating officer facing charges in Norfolk

Hampton

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton police are currently conducting an administrative investigation into a Hampton police officer who was arrested Wednesday in Norfolk.

According to Hampton police, Katerin Encarnacion was arrested on Wednesday, May 12 in Norfolk and charged with burglary and destruction of property. She has been with Hampton police since July 2017.

Katerin Encarnacion (Photo courtesy: Norfolk Police)

At the time of her arrest, she was already on administrative leave. Police declined to specify the reason for her being on leave.

She will remain on leave while an internal investigation is conducted.

If it is determined that she broke the law or police policy, she may face disciplinary actions, up to and including termination.

Correction: Police initially released an incorrect arrest date for Encarnacion. The correct date is May 12.

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