Oklahoma City police officer arrested on domestic abuse charges
OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City police officer has been arrested on charges of domestic abuse; his wife, who is also on the force, has had domestic abuse charges against her dropped.
The case dates back to June 6, when a 28-year-old female and her husband started arguing, police said.
Officials said, at one point during the argument, the female allegedly hit her husband over the head with a curling iron.
The officer’s husband then called the police.
At the time, police said, based on the man’s injuries, there was enough evidence against her for domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and domestic abuse in the presence of a minor.
The couple’s 4-year-old child was present during the altercation. Police said the child was unharmed.
The Oklahoma City Police Department continued the investigation and now report additional evidence was discovered which lead detectives with the Domestic Abuse Unit to believe the husband, Sgt. Donald. G. Brewer, was not a victim in the case.
Friday night, Brewer was arrested on charges of domestic abuse by strangulation.
Brewer is an 18-year veteran of the Oklahoma City Police Department. He has been on administrative leave since the day of the incident.
The charges against the female victim have been dropped.
The case has been turned over the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office.