Wife Beating Officer Is Arrested While on Duty and Has His Uniform Cut off Him
Footage from the Rio Rancho Police Department in New Mexico shows the arrest of Albuquerque Police Officer Jeffrey Wharton prior to his shift beginning. He was taken into custody by detectives of the Rio Rancho Police Department due to a warrant for his arrest from the Rio Rancho PD.
According to the criminal complaint, Wharton beat his spouse 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.
Wharton resigned from APD shortly after this arrest. APD says Wharton had been with the department since November 2010. He was a senior officer with the department. His trial is pending.