A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer is on paid administrative leave after a judge found him guilty of assaulting his estranged wife's boyfriend during a confrontation at their home in August.
The judge found officer Darnley Brathwaite guilty of assault by pointing a gun and false imprisonment for keeping that man from leaving the home in Huntersville.
But the judge decided that officer Brathwaite was not guilty of pointing a gun at his wife and physically assaulting her.
Brathwaite was not available for comment after the trial, but his attorney said it was not the outcome they were hoping for.
"Obviously he's disappointed," said attorney Norman Butler.
Butler had called the case against Brathwaite a "web of deceit" but did not want to comment on the evidence after the trial because he told the judge they will appeal the convictions -- and ask for a jury trial.
Brathwaite has been with CMPD since 2005, and several officers and supervisors testified on his behalf Thursday.