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Atlantic City Police Officer Accused of Assaulting Girlfriend

Dayton Brown, a 10-year veteran of the Atlantic City Police Department, has been suspended without pay.

An Atlantic City police officer is accused of assaulting his girlfriend during a domestic violence incident.

Dayton Brown, 44, of Galloway Township, was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault.

Investigators say they received a call from a tipster claiming a woman had been assaulted by her boyfriend and was being treated at an area hospital. The caller identified the attacker as Officer Brown, according to officials.

Detectives arrived at the hospital and interviewed Brown's girlfriend. Officials say she suffered a collapsed lung during the attack.

The woman told police Brown had assaulted her in Galloway Township. The Atlantic City Police Internal Affairs unit as well as the Galloway Township Police Department investigated the incident and ultimately arrested Brown, who is a 10 year veteran of the police force. He was suspended without pay.

Brown was also sued in 2014 by a woman who claimed he choked her and slammed her head against a wall at an Atlantic City casino in 2012 while he worked security there. Brown was never charged in that incident however and the case was settled.

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