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Philadelphia police officer was charged with the robbery and other crimes in New York City Saturday, after a quarrel with his girlfriend, her brother, about a Maltese dog.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Angel Lopez, 31, is suspended for 30 days with intent to dismiss as a result of the allegations.
“It is very unfortunate that someone will give up a good job for something so ridiculous,” Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross told the newspaper.
According to the Petitioner, Lopez and his girlfriend traveled to her brother’s apartment in Brooklyn Thursday. The paper reported that Lopez was wearing his police badge, handcuffs and a gun.
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The Petitioner, citing court documents, reported that Lopez in the apartment and screamed: “Where is the dog? I want the dog!” An NYPD spokesman told Fox News that Lopez and the brother reportedly exchanged shoves and punches before Lopez put the brother in a chokehold.
During the confrontation, Lopez’s girlfriend picked up the dog and ran from the apartment. The spokesman told Fox News that the girlfriend had not been arrested.
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Lopez was taken into custody on Friday evening and was charged with multiple counts of robbery, but also the grand larceny, violence, and threatening, among other offences.
Fox News’ Samuel Chamberlain contributed to this report.