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State trooper placed on desk duty following physical altercation caught on camera

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FARMINGTON, N.Y. (WROC) — A New York State Trooper has been put on desk duty amid allegations of misconduct.

Police received reports of an incident at Tops Plaza in Farmington on Saturday around 4 p.m.

According to Major Eric Laughton, the trooper was responding to a domestic incident. When officers arrived, he located a group of people and got into a physical altercation with one person — which was caught on video.

“In the video, there obviously is an altercation where he appears to grab the subject,” Laughton said.

“The New York State Police takes any allegations of misconduct seriously. If it’s determined that there is a violation of law or police that individual that was involved will be fully accountable for his actions,” he also said.

The video was taken by a witness and provided to New York State Police. Laughton said the investigation is still in its early stages.

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene. Sheriff Kevin Henderson tells News 8 his office is doing its own internal investigation regarding the deputy who was at the scene.

Check back with News 8 WROC as we will continue to update this developing story.

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