The Hillsboro Police Department is declining comment at this time on the domestic violence arrest of one of its own officers. Foister “Fred” Hampton allegedly punched his wife in the head and choked her over the weekend during a dispute.


The department said officials are unable to comment at this time due to contract rules with the Fraternal Order of Police but confirmed Officer Hampton has been placed on leave during the investigation.


Hampton, however, is free on his own recognizance and a temporary restraining order has been issued against him to stay away from his wife and their child.


A hearing has been set for May 29th in the case.