Document: Michigan State Police troopers having affair were involved in assault, cover up

Published: May. 8, 2019 at 6:52 PM EDT
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(5/8/2019) - A police report details a sordid scheme by two Michigan State Police troopers who were involved in an affair to cover up a violent domestic assault incident.

The report says 25-year-old Adam Mullin, who is married, became romantically involved with his female partner at the Caro post at the beginning of 2018. He admitted to assaulting her multiple times.

ABC12 obtained a copy of the police report through the Freedom of Information Act.

The report says the female trooper, who is not being identified, went to the Michigan State Police Lapeer Post on Feb. 12, two days after she claimed she was physically assaulted by Mullin at the Bad Axe post.

Her injuries were so bad that two state police officials had to carry her into the building in Lapeer. There, she told investigators Mullin became jealous when she was talking to or contacted by other men.

On at least three occasions, she said Mullin assaulted her by hitting her, choking her or knocking her out of her chair.

The report says the final violent incident happened on the night of Feb. 10 inside the Michigan State Police Bad Axe Post.

The female trooper claims Mullin became jealous of her texting. At one point, the report says Mullin picked her up and threw her across the room.

She had injuries to her head, back and she told investigators she couldn't move her left leg.

The police report then details an alleged cover up of the assault involving both troopers.

Mullin suggested the two go back on the road and stage a slip and fall accident by the female trooper during a traffic stop.

Investigators reviewed in-car video and audio from Mullin's patrol car, which shows the troopers made a traffic stop in Bad Axe. Mullin allowed the pulled over driver to go saying, "I'm going to see what's going on with my partner back there. I think she fell."

The troopers then went to the hospital and the female trooper was admitted for her injuries.

When investigators questioned Mullin, the report says he admitted to assaulting his female partner on a number of occasions.

Mullin faces several charges, including assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder. He remains on unpaid suspension from the Michigan State Police while awaiting a preliminary hearing later this month.

The female trooper had not returned to work by Wednesday.

Attorney Matthew Norwood, who is representing Mullin, issued the following statement on Thursday in response to this story:

"Adam Mullin is a decorated Michigan State Trooper that has served our state proudly and with great success. He was a previous recipient of the department’s life saving award for running into a burning building to save the home owner’s life and his 10 dogs trapped in their cages, and the prestigious Mapes Award for most felony arrests. He looks forward to the May 31st preliminary examination when the truth will finally come out through the examination of witnesses. At that time we expect facts to come out that cast serious doubt on the truthfulness and accuracy of the complaintant’s statement. Unfortunately, due to Michigan’s rules of professional conduct, further details regarding the truth of this matter are unable to be presented in the media. However, we encourage everyone interested in this matter to pay attention to upcoming court proceedings to see both sides of this story. However, at this moment, Adam and his family are requesting privacy to deal with these unsupported allegations.

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