Phoenix police officer accused of assaulting his wife

Phoenix police officer accused of assaulting his wife

PHOENIX (AP) – A Phoenix police officer has been placed on administrative leave after he was arrested and accused of assaulting his wife by strangulation.

Police say 47-year-old Richard Robert Bruce Tucker was arrested Wednesday after police interviewed his wife following a 911 call that morning.

Tucker was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault and criminal damage. He did not have an attorney when he appeared before a judge Thursday.

Police said Tucker has been with the Police Department for just over one year, working as a patrol officer.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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