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San Antonio Police Department says it's suspended an officer over alleged domestic violence incident


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  • SAPD said one of its officers has been charged with domestic assault.
An off-duty San Antonio police officer was arrested and charged with assault Sunday following what SAPD officials described as a domestic violence incident, KSAT reports

The arrested officer, Philip Ortiz Jr., has since been suspended without pay, according to the TV station's reporting. 

SAPD officials told KSAT that Ortiz physically assaulted his significant other during an argument. The officer's firearm was also discharged during the incident but didn't result in injury, according to the report, which didn't specify who fired the weapon.

The five-year SAPD veteran now faces a charge of assault bodily injury — family violence, according to the report. 

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