A former V.I. Police officer was charged with domestic violence assault after a woman said he choked her and tried to break her arm, according to an affidavit filed by V.I. Police.

The former officer, Orlando Benitez Jr., was arrested Sunday evening and charged with second-degree assault and simple assault and battery.

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