Eric Plescow was arrested after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend, pushing her against a closet door and biting her lip.
A Coral Gables police officer was arrested for simple battery Saturday after he allegedly pushed his girlfriend against a closet door and bit her on the lip, police said.
Eric David Plescow, 26, is a four-year veteran of the Coral Gables Police Department and was relieved of duty pending criminal charges, officials told NBC 6.
Coral Gables police refused to comment further as the investigation remains ongoing.
According to the arrest affidavit, Plescow was driving home from a wedding with his girlfriend when he told her he was going out. When his girlfriend asked him if he was cheating on her, he became angry and began punching the dashboard, the report said.
His girlfriend opened and closed the car door to get his attention, prompting Plescow to grab her by the neck and hold her for several blocks, police said.
Once at their home, Plescow allegedly pushed his girlfriend against the closet door, breaking it, the report said. His girlfriend tried to fight back and pushed Plescow on the floor and punched him in the ribs, the affidavit said.
Plescow then pushed his girlfriend against the wall and bit her lip, the report said.
It wasn’t immediately known if Plescow had an attorney.