El Paso County deputy arrested by Colorado Springs Police, faces charges tied to domestic violence

Robert Easter, photo courtesy El Paso County Sheriff's Office.
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EL PASO COUNTY, Colo A man expected to uphold the law is suspected of breaking it.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office sent out a release Thursday night announcing one of their own was arrested by Colorado Springs Police. Deputy Robert Easter is charged with second-degree assault related to domestic violence.

Easter has been employed with the sheriff's office since February of 2016 and is assigned to the Court and Transport Section. He will be placed on administrative leave, as per the policy of the sheriff's office.

A spokesperson from the Sheriff's Office told 11 News there will be an internal investigation, along with the criminal investigation to determine the next steps.

They said they will not be commenting further because it is an ongoing matter.

We spoke with the local organization TESSA, about the increase in domestic violence reports during the stay at home order.

"Our advocates can work with you on a safety plan of how it is best and safest for you to be able to leave," Anne Markley, Interim CEO TESSA said. "Even though parts of the community are closed, we're not closed our doors may be closed to walk in traffic but every service that TESSA can provide you is still here and available"

If you are in a life threatening situation, call 911. If if you are in abusive relationship, help is available. Call TESSA's 24-hour safe line at 719-633-3819.