Off-duty cop arrested for assaulting his girlfriend at her South Ozone Park home

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An NYPD sergeant found himself in handcuffs Wednesday morning after he allegedly choked and assaulted his girlfriend at her South Ozone Park residence, police said.

Sergeant Sergio Gonzalez was taken into custody just after 3:20 a.m. in the vicinity of Lefferts Boulevard and 135th Avenue, law enforcement sources said.

Officers from the 106th Precinct responded to a 911 call about the incident, in which Gonzalez allegedly struck and choked his 28-year-old girlfriend in the middle of an argument. She suffered minor injuries and refused medical attention at the scene.

Police sources said Gonzalez is assigned to a precinct in Queens, but declined to identify it. He was charged with criminal mischief, criminal obstruction of breathing and harassment; departmental disciplinary charges are also pending.