Salisbury Police Officer arrested on assault charges

SALISBURY, Md. – A Salisbury police officer is facing charges after police say he threatened another man while displaying a handgun.

Police say the investigation into Officer Ronald Brown started in December of 2019, when police were informed of an alleged assault that happened in October. Police say the alleged assault happened in Delaware, so Salisbury police immediately began working with Delaware State Police, who initiated the investigation.

Police say the investigation showed that a 39-year-old man had gone to Officer Brown’s home to talk about car work, when the two got into a verbal confrontation. It was then that police say Brown threatened the victim while showing a handgun.

This is just the latest in a string of incidents involving the Salisbury Police department, but Chief Barbara Duncan tells 47 ABC that her department is doing everything they can to ensure that the public knows they can be trusted.

“It’s not not something that’s going to be sheltered, or hidden, that we are going to bring it to the attention of our public, because they deserve that, they deserve to know what issues that we’re working on, what hurdles that we face, and I think that that lends itself to trust and credibility in the process that we all abide by,” Chief Duncan said.

Brown is now facing charges that include menacing and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Brown is now on an unpaid suspension with the Salisbury Police Department.

Brown was released on $20,000 unsecured bond.

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