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Police report details arrest of Hamburg PD Captain

Posted at 1:39 PM, Jun 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-12 14:26:24-04

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WKBW) — Almost a month after a Hamburg Police Department Captain was arrested for obstruction, a police report has been obtained by 7 Eyewitness News detailing his arrest.

42-year-old Hamburg Police Captain Christopher Monaco is facing charges of obstruction after a May 11 incident at his home. He has been suspended without pay, and the Town Board accepted his retirement at a recent Town Board meeting.

According to the police report, Monaco was involved in a domestic situation between his wife and other family members at their home May 11.

The report says shortly before midnight May 11, Town of Hamburg Police received a 911 hangup call from the Monaco residence on Bender Ct. The report says Lt. Jon Monaco, who is Captain Monaco's brother, responded to verify everything was okay when Chris Monaco came outside, "spit at him and began fighting with him."

The report then states that their father, Albert Monaco arrived, attempted to break up the fight and his glasses were broken.

It says, "Jon states that during the fight Chris was kicking him in the head, and at one point Jon kicked Chris, splitting his lip."

According to the report, Chris was put in handcuffs and taken inside. Police on scene say they spoke with the victim who says initially, she was hit by her husband, but then said she wasn't.

The criminal complaint states Chris said, "do not talk to him" when officers were trying to speak with his wife.

In the police report, Captain James Koch-- who responded to the call-- said, "Chris was verbally abusive to all officers present, including myself."

Captain Koch says at one point, Monaco was handcuffed to "calm down" but ordered officers to take the handcuffs off, which was overruled by Koch.

Monaco is due back in court June 13.