NYPD cop, 30, arrested for assaulting, threatening 23-year-old girlfriend

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A 30-year-old NYPD officer was arrested for assaulting and threatening his 23-year-old girlfriend in Queens Thursday morning, according to police.

Officers arrested Josue Sanchez around 6 a.m. in the 115th Precinct after he grabbed his girlfriend’s shoulder and threatened her with an unspecified weapon during a domestic dispute, officials said.

Police would not say where exactly he was arrested, but the 115th Precinct is in Jackson Heights.

He faces charges for assault, menacing and harassment.

Police initially told 1010 WINS they could not say why Sanchez was arrested, claiming the report was marked “do not release.” When asked in what circumstances the NYPD withholds information about arrests, the officer from the Deputy Commissioner for Public Information’s office said, “When the sheet says so.”

A different officer from DCPI later revealed that the arrest took place following the alleged domestic abuse incident.

The NYPD confirmed Sanchez was suspended without pay following the arrest.

He joined the NYPD in 2018 and was paid $60,800, public records show.

In December 2018, he was accused of threatening arrest without cause in a misconduct complaint, but the Civilian Complaint Review Board wasn’t able to substantiate the allegation, according to the police misconduct monitor 50-a.com.

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