A 17-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department could be permanently out of a job after being arrested for domestic assault in Bucks County.
Bensalem Police arrested Officer Joseph Sees on Thanksgiving on charges of simple assault and harassment after neighbors heard violent fight-like sounds coming from a property, said investigators.
The incident left a woman with facial injuries, including a possibly broken nose, said Philadelphia Police.
Investigators didn’t reveal the nature of the relationship between Sees and his alleged victim.
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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey suspended 48-year-old Sees, who works at the 15th District, for 30 days with the intent to fire the veteran law enforcer.
Sees faces a preliminary hearing later this month. Philadelphia-based attorney Fortunato N. Perri, Jr. said his client "has been a dedicated and well respected member of the Philadelphia Police Department for close to two decades."
"This is an unfortunate incident and we hope to resolve this matter favorably for everyone involved," said Perri.