A Philadelphia police officer was arrested for allegedly beating his girlfriend and threatening to kill her family.
Philadelphia Police Officer Michael Minor, 36, was arrested after Upper Darby police responded to a 911 call for an alleged domestic dispute 1:45 a.m. Wednesday at Minor’s home on the 7000 block of Clover Lane, police say.
“The officer was met by a 26-year-old female who stated her boyfriend, Michael Minor, struck her in the face and dragged her off the couch and onto the floor,” Chitwood said, according to delcotimes.com. “Furniture was broken. She said he threatened to come back and shoot the family.”
The couple has two children, Chitwood told the delcotimes.com.
The woman was brought to Delaware County Memorial Hospital where she was treated for a bruised and swollen forehead and abrasions on her neck and leg.
“The victim advised the emergency-room nurse that she was assaulted, choked, punched in the face multiple times and kicked by her son’s father,” Criminal Investigator Matthew Rowles wrote in the affidavit.
But a Fraternal Order of Police lawyer says he questions the alleged victim's story, saying it has changed at least once.
Minor was arraigned Wednesday and is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail on charges including simple assault and harassment.
Pending its review of the arrest, the Philadelphia Police Department will be assigned to desk duty when he is released from Delaware County Prison.