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Vermont state trooper from Bradford, Vt., accused of domestic assault

  • Nicholas Cianci, 25

Published: 3/3/2021 8:54:24 PM
Modified: 3/3/2021 8:54:21 PM

BRADFORD, Vt. — A 25-year-old Vermont State Police trooper has been cited into court on a misdemeanor domestic assault charge following a three-month investigation, according to a news release from the Vermont State Police on Wednesday.

Trooper Nicholas Cianci is accused of physically assaulting and threatening a woman he was in a relationship with multiple times last year at a home in Bradford, the release said.

The investigation began in early December, when the woman obtained a temporary relief from abuse order against Cianci and spoke with detectives, according to police. Troopers cited Cianci late Wednesday afternoon.

Cianci, who graduated from the Vermont Police Academy in 2018, has been a trooper with the department for three years and works as a detective trooper in the Bureau of Criminal Investigations in the St. Johnsbury barracks. The lead investigator on the case is a detective from the Westminster barracks to avoid a conflict of interest, the release said.

Vermont State Police placed Cianci on paid relief from duty on Dec. 7 before changing it to unpaid relief from duty on Wednesday, according to the news release.

Cianci is ordered to appear in Orange County Superior Court for an arraignment on March 25.

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