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DOC Officer on Trial for Beating Girlfriend Threatened Witness, NYPD Says

BROOKLYN — An off-duty NYC Department of Correction officer who was arrested for beating his girlfriend in February was arrested again for threatening a witness in a case against him, officials said.

Curtis Jackson, 28, was arrested at approximately 9 a.m. Monday for criminal contempt and witness tampering in Marine Park, NYPD officials said.

Jackson, who's been with the department since August 2011, hadn't been arraigned as of Tuesday morning, records show.

It wasn't immediately clear who Jackson had intimidated. Police wouldn't provide details about the case or how he intimidated the witness.

Jackson was arrested on Feb. 7 for kicking his girlfriend in the back, dragging her across the floor by her arm and stealing her phone as she tried to call 911, prosecutors said.

His girlfriend, whose name is being withheld by DNAinfo, suffered bruises to her arm and knees, a burn to her wrist and pain to her back, prosecutors said.

He was arraigned that day and released with an order of protection against him, court records show.He's due back in court on that case on May 8, records show.

Jackson has been suspended without pay and if found guilty, he'll be automatically fired, DOC officials said.

"The department has zero tolerance for any illegal behavior on the part of staff," said state Correction Department spokesman Peter Thorne.