The Packet

Former Columbus Police Department officer Kenyada Blair was acquitted of domestic violence in Lowndes County Justice Court this week.

Blair came before Justice Court Judge Ron Cooke. The alleged victim did not appear to testify. Cooke found that the state did not prove their case; the only testimony came from the deputies who responded that night.

Blair was arrested at her home on Sept. 6 of last year after she allegedly physically attacked another woman. Although the incident occurred in the city, it was investigated by the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office due to Blair’s employment with CPD.

She resigned less than a week after her arrest. She had been with the department for about two years.

At the time she was serving a 60-working-day suspension without pay after she allegedly attacked another woman at the McDonald’s on Highway 182 on June 22, 2016; Blair was on duty at the time. The woman she attacked at the restaurant was allegedly the same woman she attacked in her home.