BRADENTON — A Bradenton Police Department officer has been stripped of her police powers after she was arrested for allegedly punching her husband in the face, according to an arrest report.
Officer Nasheka L. Craddock, of Bradenton, had Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies respond to her residence Saturday after a fight with her husband.
Craddock, 25, was arrested on a charge of domestic battery and later released from jail.
Bradenton Police Chief Michael Radzilowski said an internal affairs investigation will begin once the sheriff’s office completes its criminal investigation.
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Craddock, who has been a police officer at Bradenton Police Department for about three years, has been assigned to work the desk until the investigations are completed. While the investigations continue, Craddock only is allowed to take phone calls, Radzilowski said.
An argument began after Craddock caught her husband, Karl Craddock, who works at Department of Juvenile Justice, going through her cell phone at their home Saturday evening. He refused to give her the phone back so she took his phone. The argument then turned physical, according to an arrest report.
Craddock’s husband told deputies she punched him in the face while they were on the bed. He then responded by pushing her away, according to the report.
Karl Craddock said he was looking at her phone to see if she was talking with other men. She took his phone to see if he was talking with other women.
When Officer Craddock was placed under arrest, she told a deputy, “I was not going to have him arrested, but he hit me in the face, too,” according to the report.
Karl Craddock said that statement was untrue and that “he did not want it to come to this,” according to the report.
Dave Bristow, public information officer for Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, said a capias warrant has been issued for Karl Craddock on a charge of domestic battery for the same incident.
Neither Craddock nor her husband had any visible injuries, according to the report.