By Shirin Rajaee

ROCKLIN (CBS13) — A Rocklin Police officer has been arrested after accusations of excessive force during the arrest of a suspect.

Officer Brad Alford, a 15-year veteran of the department, was arrested on Tuesday night and has been placed on paid administrative leave for allegedly inflicting “great bodily harm on the victim,” the Placer County District Attorney’s Office alleges.

On Tuesday, the DA’s office issued a criminal complaint against Alford, charging him with one felony count of assault with personal use of a deadly weapon, one felony count of assault by a public officer, and one felony count of filing a false report.

“There is no excuse for unethical conduct; this one incident does not define us,” said Rocklin Police Chief Chad Butler.

The incident stems from an arrest early Sunday morning on the 5400 block of South Grove Street. During the arrest of a suspect for driving under the influence, Alford allegedly excessively used his baton.

After the incident, two officers who were with Alford for the arrest made their concerns known and dash cam and body camera video of the incident was reviewed.

The DA’s office says it is not releasing the video at this time due to an ongoing investigation.

Alford was arrested and booked into the Placer County Jail. His bail is set at $100,000. He will be arraigned on November 13 in the Placer Superior Court.

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