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San Diego Police Sergeant Accused Of Assaulting Girlfriend

The San Diego Police Department seal is seen on an officer's uniform in this undated photo.
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The San Diego Police Department seal is seen on an officer's uniform in this undated photo.

A San Diego police sergeant was out on bail Tuesday following his arrest over the weekend in connection with an assault on his girlfriend in the Gaslamp Quarter.

Oscar Armenta, a 13-year veteran of the department, is accused of battering the woman on Island Avenue near Seventh Avenue shortly after 8:30 p.m. Sunday, police officials said. Authorities did not disclose the extent of the woman's injuries. Armenta was off duty at the time.

He was booked into county jail on suspicion of domestic violence, then released after posting bail of $25,000.

Armenta, who has been placed on paid leave following the allegations, "is facing both criminal and administrative consequences as a result of this incident," police Lt. Scott Wahl said.

"We hold ourselves to the highest standards and take the conduct of all our employees very seriously," Wahl said.