CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) - A Coral Gables Police officer was arrested after, detectives said, he choked his girlfriend and handcuffed her during an argument at their home.

This happened on Sunday, at around 10:30 p.m., at their Cutler Bay home.

Cristino Perez faced a judge on Tuesday.

The 56-year-old was charged with battery and false imprisonment.

Perez has been relieved of duty with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

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