Monday, October 05, 2009

Highway Patrol Officer Richard Handwork Arrested for Cruelty to Child

A California Highway Patrol officer has been arrested in Northern California on suspicion of child cruelty and spousal abuse.

The California Highway Patrol says 44-year-old Richard Joseph Handwork of Yuba City was arrested Friday at the CHP office in Yuba City on suspicion of inflicting corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant and suspicion of willful cruelty to a child.

Authorities did not release details about the alleged crimes.

Capt. Jim Young, commander of the Yuba-Sutter CHP office, said an internal investigation is under way. Handwork has been placed on administrative duty until it is completed.

Handwork was released from the Sutter County Sheriff's Department on $50,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 2.

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