MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Miami-Dade police officer is in jail Tuesday night on a domestic violence charge.
According to a police report, Richard Tippenhauer spit, yelled obscenities and grabbed the victim by the arm after becoming upset.
The 15-year veteran of the department turned himself into police.
Miami-Dade's police director expressed his disappointment with the officer.
"I am disappointed to learn that one of my officers has been arrested and charged with a domestic related battery, while off duty. We will fully cooperate with the City of Miami Police Department and the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office as they move forward with their investigation," said Director Alfredo Ramirez.
Tippenhauer's bond was set at $1,500. He is relieved of duty with pay.
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