(Fort Wayne,IN)--Allen County prosecutors have charged a Fort Wayne police officer with domestic battery, but it is not a felony case.
Officer Anthony Scatena is accused of grabbing a woman by the throat in his home on Highgate place back on November 17th, and striking her in the head several times during an argument.
Scatena told investigators the woman pulled a knife on him, but his account of what happened changed during follow-up interviews.
Scatena has been suspended since the incident.
Officers convicted of felonies automatically lose their job, because felons are barred from carrying a weapon, but there could still be disciplinary consequences for Scatena even though the charge is only a misdemeanor.
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