Union City, NJ–On December 17, Officer ODonnell responded to a 911 call placed by a female accusing her ex-boyfriend, Bryant Santos, of domestic violence. Santos, 19, had just been arrested at the same location for a different incident.
When ODonnell arrived at the victim’s apartment on 26th St., she had redness, bruising and swelling to her right eye. The victim explained when she returned home at 4:30 p.m., Santos was in her apartment. Although Santos no longer lived with the victim, he still had a key to the apartment. When asked to leave, Santos refused and the two began arguing. Santos then slapped the victim in the back of her head three times, punched her with a closed fist and held her in a choke hold.
After the victim attempted to flee, Santos took her cell phone and would not let her leave with it. Santos finally gave the phone to her when she reminded him she needed to pick up their child from day care. Santos told the victim, “If you call the police while you’re gone I’m coming for you when I get out of jail.”
Once she was out of the apartment, the victim called 911.
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