NYPD Officer Arrested for Choking Girlfriend, Cops Say

By Aidan Gardiner on August 19, 2013 10:04am 

 Officer George Sotomayor assaulted and choked his girlfriend, cops said.
Officer George Sotomayor assaulted and choked his girlfriend, cops said.
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NEW YORK CITY — An off-duty NYPD officer was arrested Monday morning in The Bronx after allegedly choking and beating his girlfriend, cops said.

George Sotomayor, an eight-year-veteran of the force, was expected to be charged with assault with a weapon and strangulation, according to the NYPD.

The woman, whose identity was not released, was treated for a cut on her leg after the assault, a police spokesman said.

Cops said Sotomayor, 30, was arrested within the 45th Precinct, which covers Throgs Neck, Pelham Bay and City Island.

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