Suspended DSP trooper arrested on domestic violence charges

DELAWARE – A suspended Delaware State Police trooper has been arrested and charged in connection to a domestic assault.

We’re told on March 14th, officers responded to a residence in Townsend for a reported domestic violence incident involving Trooper Anthony DiGati. Police learned that DiGati and the victim had gotten into an argument that turned physical, with the victim suffering bruising to her wrist, ribs, and upper leg. The victim reported that DiGati threatened her multiple times during the altercation.

The victim also told police about a previously unreported domestic incident that happened in November 2022, during which DiGati allegedly grabbed her hair, slammed her to the floor, and threatened her.

Following a full investigation and review by the Department of Justice, DiGati was arrested on Wednesday and charged with two counts of third degree assault, two counts of terroristic threatening, and one count of offensive touching.

Officials say DiGati’s case will be transferred to Family Court. Because his actions took place off-duty and in his personal capacity, he will be prosecuted by the DOJ’s Criminal Division rather than the Division of Civil Rights & Public Trust.

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