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Sanitation Worker Arrested for Choking His Girlfriend, Police Say

By Dartunorro Clark | March 3, 2017 5:31pm | Updated on March 6, 2017 8:43am
 The Sanitation worker choked and punched his girlfriend following an argument, according to police. 
The Sanitation worker choked and punched his girlfriend following an argument, according to police. 
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EAST HARLEM — A city Department of Sanitation worker was arrested for punching and choking his girlfriend during an argument, police said.

Kenneth Williamson, 41, was sitting in a parked car with the victim, who was in the driver's seat, on Feb. 21 around 6 p.m. near East 131st Street when the two began arguing, the NYPD said. 

He became angry and started punching the woman in her arm and chest multiple times before choking her until she was unable to breathe, according to police and the criminal complaint. 

Williamson was arrested on Feb. 22 and arraigned that same day on charges of second-degree strangulation and third-degree assault, authorities said.

Prosecutors requested $20,000 bail, but he was held on $2,000 bail.

Williamson's attorney declined to comment.

A Department of Sanitation spokeswoman said he faces disciplinary action without elaborating on what that entails.