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Former NYPD Officer Arrested Again For Attacks on Ex Girlfriend, Police Say

By  Ben Fractenberg and Nicholas Rizzi | July 21, 2015 3:11pm 

 Manuel DaSilva, 45, was arrested on his third domestic violence charge this summer against the same woman.
Manuel DaSilva, 45, was arrested on his third domestic violence charge this summer against the same woman.
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STATEN ISLAND — Former NYPD officer Manuel DaSilva was charged — for the third time this summer — for attacking his ex-girlfriend, this time with a pair of her stiletto heels and threatening to kill her at gunpoint, according to his criminal complaint.

DaSilva, 45, who has nine previous domestic violence arrests against the same woman, attacked and threatened her inside his Tysens Lane home on Sept. 19, 2014 and again on June 25, 2015, the Staten Island District Attorney's office charged.

During last year's attack, the ex told prosecutors that he sat on her chest with a gun to her head and said "Drop the charges or I will kill you."

Last month, he struck her numerous times on both legs with a high-heeled shoe.

The latest incidents happened before DaSilva was arrested earlier this month after allegedly throwing a knife at the same woman inside the apartment.

He then broke an order of protection a few days later and threatened to kill her outside of an Applebee’s parking lot.

In 2014, he was arrested seven times in domestic violence incidents against her. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and did not serve any jail time.

The NYPD forced him out in 2007 after an Internal Affairs Bureau investigation into steroid use in Brooklyn precincts, according to a 2007 Village Voice article.

He also stole $76,000 worth of electronics from the SoHo Apple store where he worked as a security guard in 2012. He pleaded guilty to petit larceny in that case had to pay back about $70,000 in restitution.

DaSilva was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, menacing, harassment and assault after Monday's arrest. 

He was arraigned in Staten Island Criminal Court Tuesday afternoon and released on $1,000 bail.