NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A New York City police captain has been arrested and charged, reportedly with punching his police sergeant girlfriend so hard that she lost consciousness.
NYPD Capt. Aaron Wright, 38, was arrested Friday in the 105th Precinct, which includes Queens Village, Cambria Heights, Rosedale and other communities in Queens. He was charged with criminal mischief, assault and harassment.
Police did not release additional information. But the New York Post reported that Wright, an Internal Affairs Bureau captain who helped oversee a probe into a ticket-fixing scandal in the Bronx, attacked his girlfriend – 46th Precinct Domestic Violence Unit Sgt. Nicole McFarlane, 38 – at her home in Queens.
Wright was waiting for McFarlane when she pulled up to her home in her 2006 Nissan Ultima, and kicked the driver’s side door twice before punching her so hard that she went unconscious, the newspaper reported.
Police said McFarlane originally claimed a stranger had attacked her, but surveillance video indicated otherwise, the newspaper reported. She later said it was Wright who attacked her, the newspaper reported.
Wright was released following an arraignment Friday night, the newspaper reported.
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