Police officer charged with attacking his wife

The Boston Police Department reports the arrest of an officer assigned to District B-2 on charges he attacked his wife before storming out of their Roxbury apartment around 3:10 a.m. Saturday.

Dennis Morson, 36, will be arraigned Tuesday in Roxbury District Court on a variety of charges, including domestic assault and battery, malicious destruction of property, intimidation of a witness and failing to secure a large-capacity firearm. Police say they found his service weapon unsecured in the apartment on Intervale Street, along with rolling papers and a plastic bag with "unknown residue" in it.

"The officer observed injury to the victim and damage to both her apartment door and front common hallway door," the department said in a statement. "The victim stated that her husband then left the apartment on foot. The female victim declined medical treatment."

Police say Morson turned himself in at the District B-2 station. He has been a Boston police officer for more than six years.

"These are troubling charges that will be fully investigated," Police Commissioner Ed Davis said in a statement. "The Boston Police Department continues to ensure our integrity and credibility by taking all alleged matters of officer misconduct seriously."