CMPD officer arrested, accused of choking girlfriend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer faced a judge Monday after he was arrested on several charges related to a domestic violence disturbance.

Officer Kevin Marin was arrested around 3 a.m. Sunday.

Police responded to a call on Hawkins Street and determined that Marin, 25, assaulted his girlfriend during an argument by choking her, authorities said.

(Kevin Marin)

The woman was taken to the Carolinas Medical Center, where she was treated and released.

Marin told a judge that his girlfriend attacked him in a car while he was driving. He said he called 911 about the incident.

Marin faces charges of second-degree kidnapping, assault by strangulation, assault on a female and damage to property. The judge unsecured his bond, allowing him to get out of jail.

Marin was hired by the CMPD in 2015 and is assigned to the Hickory Grove Division.

He’s been placed on administrative leave without pay and is the subject of a criminal and internal investigation.

Statement from CMPD Chief Kerr Putney:

“Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are expected to conduct themselves to the highest professional standards and will be held accountable when they fail to do so. At no time will this department tolerate behavior that violates the law or our community’s trust.”

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