Little Rock police officer arrested and relieved of duty

Former Little Rock, Arkansas, Police Officer Cristian Gallegos has been charged with 3rd degree domestic battery

A Little Rock Police Department officer has been relieved of duty and placed on paid administrative leave during an investigation into a domestic violence call.

Cristian Gallegos has been charged with third-degree domestic battery. He is 29 years old, according to KLRT-TV. 

Officers were called to a home at 2:36 a.m. Sunday. Family members said that a woman had been struck by Gallegos. 

Police say during the on-scene investigation, responding officers determined the victim had physical injuries.

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Cristian Gallegos has been charged with 3rd degree domestic battery. 

Cristian Gallegos has been charged with 3rd degree domestic battery.  (Little Rock Police Department)

Gallegos was taken to the major crimes division for a review of facts by detectives and supervisors.

He was booked into the Pulaski County Detention Center, FOX 16 reported. 

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Gallegos has served with the Little Rock Police Department since February 2019.

While the criminal investigation is ongoing, the Little Rock Police Department’s Professional Standards Division will also comprehensively investigate the incident.