News & Views » Local News

Michigan State Police trooper sentenced to 1 year in jail for assaulting partner


  • Michigan Attorney General's Office
  • Attorney General Dana Nessel

A Michigan State Police trooper who assaulted a female colleague while on duty was sentenced to one year in jail on Monday.

Adam Mullin
  • Adam Mullin
A jury convicted Adam Mullin, 26, of four charges in October, including obstruction of justice, obstructing a police officer causing injury, aggravated domestic violence, and assault and battery.

The Attorney General’s Office said it was a case of domestic violence but didn’t release further details.

“Adam Mullin’s actions violated the very trust we put in our law enforcement officers,” Nessel said in a news release. “We are grateful to the Michigan State Police and to Huron County Circuit Judge Prill for ensuring justice is served.”

Assistant Attorney General Danielle Hagaman-Clark, who prosecuted Mullin, said domestic violence is ultimately an act of control.

“Domestic violence is a choice batterers make to abuse their intimate partner,” said Hagaman-Clark. “That choice stems from their desire to control and manipulate their partners at the cost of all else. In this case, Mullin made a choice to put his desire to control his partner over his oath to serve and protect the community.”

In 2018, more than 48,000 cases of domestic violence were reported in Michigan, according to the Michigan State Police’s Incident Crime Report.

Mullin was fired after a jury found him guilty.

Stay on top of Detroit news and views. Sign up for our weekly issue newsletter delivered each Wednesday.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.