Pembroke Pines, FL (January 14, 2019) – Police have arrested a Miccosukee police officer for allegedly beating his girlfriend in a domestic violence incident over the weekend.

38-year-old Robert Downer allegedly struck and kicked his girlfriend at their home around 6 am, Friday morning after they became involved in an argument over personal family issues. The victim spoke with detectives and claimed that Downer took her cellphone after he had beat her on the floor so that she couldn’t call the police for help.

Downer also threatened to shoot her if she reported the incident to the police. When police took a closer look, they found that the victim received serious bruises on her left triceps and lower back. Downer was contacted by authorities and he responded to police headquarters.

Downer is still working for the department at this time and is being fitted with a GPS monitor so that he is only allowed to travel to work and won’t be able to have contact with the victim. He was officially charged with domestic battery.

Pembroke Pines Domestic Violence Laws 

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