A Brooklyn police officer was placed on administrative leave Friday after he was charged in connection with domestic battery.
Andre D. Jackson, 39, of 558 Falling Leaf Way in Mascoutah, was charged in connection with two counts of aggravated battery and three counts of domestic battery. His bail was set at $75,000.
The St. Clair County State's Attorney's warrant accused Jackson of strangling, choking and hitting a female with whom he lived.
Mascoutah Police arrested Jackson Friday afternoon; he did not offer any resistance, said a police spokesman.
He was taken to the Mascoutah Police Department and then transferred to the St. Clair County Jail.
Jackson formerly was an officer at the Alorton Police Department before moving to the Brooklyn force.
Brooklyn Chief Tony Tomlinson said two orders of protection of were filed against Jackson late last year. Jackson was slated to attend the police academy this month, but Tomlinson said he was forced to pull him from the training due to the orders.
Alorton Chief Thomas Howard could not be reached for comment.