Longtime Virginia Beach cop arrested

(Southside Daily/Courtesy of the Virginia Beach Police Department)
Albert Joseph DeAngelis II (Southside Daily/Courtesy of the Virginia Beach Police Department)

VIRGINIA BEACH – Very few details are being released abut the arrest of a local police officer Wednesday.

Authorities would only say Master Police Officer Albert Joseph DeAngelis II, 48, had been arrested on suspicion of one count of domestic assault – which allegedly happened Tuesday.

DeAngelis has been with the Virginia Beach Police Department for 17 years and is assigned to the Operations Division, Uniform Patrol.

Officials said he will remain on administrative assignment pending the outcome of the criminal and administrative investigations.

It’s unclear whether DeAngelis will be paid during that “administrative assignment.”

The case is under investigation by the department’s Office of Internal Affairs and the Detective Bureau.

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John Mangalonzo (john@localvoicemedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.