Wife Beating Officer Is Arrested While On Duty In Viral Video
It’s saddening to see law enforcement officials doing the most and that’s a recent case of a New Mexico police officer Jeffrey Wharton, who was arrested and charged with domestic abuse. And it was all caught on tape.
The disgraced officer’s colleagues at the Albuquerque Police Department, wanted to make sure that the whole world know that they don’t allow woman beaters in their ranks, so they videotaped his arrest.
Jeffrey Wharton was arrested last week, just before his shift started. Jeff had an active open warrant from the neighboring Rio Rancho Police Department, for domestic violence.
According to the criminal complaint, Wharton beat his wife so badly, she had several gashes on her head and face. Police say her injuries were so severe, she had to be taken to the hospital where she was diagnosed with a brain bleed. Some of the domestic incident was captured on the couples “RING” doorbell system.
When Officer Wharton arrived for his shift at an area substation, officers were waiting for him carrying a felony warrant. Officer Wharton can be seen in the video getting arrested, while in uniform.
In the video which can be seen below, they removed his duty belt and searched him. After the search they are seen on lapel video cutting off his fully marked uniform shirt. Wharton was lead out of the substation to a waiting cruiser.
Officer Wharton was charged with Kidnapping (First Degree) (NO Intent to Commit Sex Offense), Aggravated Battery (great bodily harm) (household member), Aggravated Battery Against a Household Member (Strangulation or Suffocation), Aggravated Battery (great bodily harm) (household member), Tampering with Evidence (Highest Crime a Capital, First or Second Degree and Negligent Use of a Deadly Weapon (Unsafe Handling).