Philadelphia police officer arrested on assault charges

November 6, 2013 2:59:48 PM PST
A Philadelphia police officer is facing assault charges Wednesday following a domestic incident with his girlfriend.

Officials say 35-year-old Philadelphia Police Lieutenant Marques Newsome was arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend late last month.

It happened during an argument while Newsome was off duty.

Newsome, a 16 year veteran of the force, is charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and stalking.

He has been suspended with an intent to dismiss.