Officer arrested in domestic incident

Coral Gables officer relieved of duty

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. - A Coral Gables police officer has been arrested, accused of pushing and biting his girlfriend. 

Officer Eric Plescow, 26, was booked into jail Sunday morning. 

According to the arrest form, Plescow and his girlfriend were on their way home from a wedding Saturday night when they got into an argument. Miami-Dade police said Plescow started punching the dash board, and when his girlfriend opened and closed the door to get his attention, he grabbed her by the neck. 

When they got home, Miami-Dade police said, the argument continued, and Plescow pushed his girlfriend by the neck against a closet door, breaking the door. According to the arrest form, the woman fought back, pushing Plescow to the floor and punching him in the ribs, but he stood up and pushed her by the neck against the wall and then bit her lip. 

Police said Plescow told his girlfriend to call in sick to work and handed her his cellphone, but she grabbed the phone and called police instead. 

The Coral Gables Police Department said Plescow, a four-year veteran with the department, has also been relieved of duty. 

"Due to this matter being an ongoing investigation by the Miami-Dade Police Department, the Coral Gables Police Department will not be making any further statements at this time," Coral Gables police said in a statement released Monday.

Plescow's bond was set Sunday at $4,500, which he has already posted.

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