Philly police officer arrested for domestic assault

Jesse Alvarez
Photo credit Philadelphia Police Department
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia police officer has been arrested after an Internal Affairs investigation looked into a domestic assault.

Jesse Alvarez, 29, who worked in the 35th District, is charged with two counts of simple assault. He has been suspended for a month and will then be dismissed.

He was a four-year veteran of the department.

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