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Details of Arlington Asst. Police Chief's arrest redacted in police report

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When a police officers is arrested, for their protection, some private information is kept from reporters and the public, like driver's license numbers, addresses and more.

However, it appears as though the Arlington Police Department is going to great lengths to keep non-private details secret about the arrest of Assistant Police Chief James Hawthorne.

FOX 4 asked for the police report on Hawthorne's arrest Sunday for family violence.

The police department sent back the report with redacted statements from three different police officers writing out what reportedly happened, including things said by alleged victims, witnesses and suspects.

What is known is that Hawthorne is accused of assaulting his wife at their home, and following his arrest, his wife got a protective order against him.

There are pictures of him on social media supporting a domestic violence run hours before his arrest.

Hawthorne is a 28-year-old Arlington Police veteran who spoke for the department as a public information officer before becoming assistant chief.

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