Philadelphia Police Officer Arrested, Charged With Assault Against Wife

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.

Griffin has been suspended for 30 days with the intent to dismiss, according to police.


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