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Phoenix police officer arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife

PHOENIX — A Phoenix police officer has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

Officer Richard Tucker was arrested on Wednesday morning after police responded to a domestic violence call at a residence near 4800 E. Pecos Road, according to Phoenix Police spokesman Vince Lewis.

Tucker was booked for assault/strangulation and criminal damage/domestic violence crimes, according to the Department.

Lewis said Tucker had been with the Department for about a year and will be placed on administrative leave during the investigation.

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