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Alabama police officer arrested for domestic violence

A Hoover police officer has been released from custody following his arrest for domestic violence in Birmingham.

Posted: Dec. 19, 2017 10:21 PM
Updated: Dec. 19, 2017 10:21 PM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Hoover police officer has been released from custody following his arrest for domestic violence in Birmingham.

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Birmingham Police identified the patrol officer Monday as 47-year-old Timothy Pugh.

Al.com reports officers responded to a report of a dispute about 11:30 p.m. Sunday. Lt. Sean Edwards says Pugh and his wife had been to a party in Greystone, where an argument started. Once they left the party, Edwards says the argument continued.

Further details were not released.

Pugh, a patrol officer, was booked into the Birmingham City Jail about 3:40 a.m. and released 12 hours later. He faces a misdemeanor charge of third-degree domestic assault. It's unknown if he has an attorney.

Lt. Keith Czeskleba says Pugh has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

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