On Wednesday afternoon, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer went on trial on charges he assaulted his estranged wife.
Detective Darnley Brathwaite was sworn in around 3:30 p.m. and is expected to testify.
His wife, Iveliz Brathwaite, took the stand earlier Wednesday.
She said she and Brathwaite were already separated last August when he showed up at her home around 3 a.m., looking for their son's humidifier. She said they were not living together, and she had just begun dating her now-boyfriend.
She said he was staying over and that Brathwaite realized someone was there and went into her bedroom with his gun drawn and demanded to know who he was.
Iveliz Brathwaite said her boyfriend tried to leave and Brathwaite swung at her but missed. She said she slapped her husband and he pointed the gun at her as well.
But Brathwaite's attorney, Norman Butler, questioned his client's wife, suggesting she hadn't mentioned her husband swinging at her when she talk to police right after the incident.
Butler accused her boyfriend several times of having a gun of his own, but he denied it.
So far his estranged wife has testified as well as Huntersville police officers.
Brathwaite is currently on administrative duty with CMPD but does not have a weapon.
He was charged in August 2012 with misdemeanor assault by pointing a gun, misdemeanor assault on a female- non aggressive physical force and misdemeanor false imprisonment.
The trial broke for the night and the judge told both sides to be back in court Thursday morning at 9:30.
The defense says it has five witnesses to question including the officer.
Eyewitness News was told he has been with CMPD since April 2005 and is assigned to the armed robbery unit.