WASHINGTONVILLE - A police officer in Orange County has been charged with first-degree assault and criminal possession after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend in the back.
Police say a verbal argument between Walkill Police Officer Danielle Garcia and her boyfriend turned physical at her home in Washingtonville.
The Walkill Town Board has suspended Garcia without pay.
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In 2012, she sued the town and Police Chief Robert Herman, alleging he sexually harassed her. That case is moving toward a jury trial, according to federal court records.
Garcia was arraigned and sent to Orange County Jail on a $20,000 bond, but has been released. She's due in court on March 12.
Her boyfriend was brought to Westchester Medical Center and has already been released.