A Massachusetts police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after he was accused of intimidating and abusing his girlfriend.
On Friday, December 16, a woman went to the police station to make allegations against Dartmouth Police Officer Josh Luis, according to WJAR-TV. As soon as the complaints were made Officer Luis was placed on leave.
The victim was allegedly abused by Luis both verbally and physically, court documents report. She claims at one point Luis, “threatened to rape her while tearing her clothes off.” She also said Luis pointed his gun at her before threatening to kill himself, WJAR-TV reported.
The victim was granted a restraining order against Officer Luis in court on Monday.
Chief Robert Szala of the Dartmouth Police says they are investigating.
“No one is above the law,” Szala said. “And I take all allegations and the statements [the victim] made Friday very seriously.”