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MPD off-duty officer arrested for domestic assault

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Memphis Police Officer Steven Saffold has been arrested for domestic assault stemming from an incident on Sunday, June 30, a police spokeswoman said.

Police say Officer Saffold assaulted his girlfriend, who is also a Memphis Police officer and who was also off-duty at the time of the incident.

Officer Saffold is assigned to the Organized Crime Unit and has been with the department since 2009.

Two other officers, who were also off duty, witnessed Saffold slap his girlfriend in the face, police said.

All four officers are on paid leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

Officer Saffold was released on his own recognizance and is due in Shelby County General Sessions Court July 17.

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