A person whose job it is to serve and protect is now facing assault charges for a violent incident involving his wife.
Joseph Griffin, 30, turned himself into Internal Affairs Thursday following an investigation into a domestic incident that allegedly happened on June 4, 2014.
Police say that Griffin, an 8-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police force, physically assaulted and threatened his wife.
He's facing multiple charges including intimidation of a victim and simple assault.
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Griffin has been suspended for 30 days with the intent to dismiss, according to police.