Clarkstown officer accused of attempted strangulation

A Clarkstown police officer has been accused of breaking into a woman's apartment, trying to strangle her and threatening to kill her.



Police in Stamford, Connecticut have charged William Oliver with strangulation, unlawful restraint, burglary, threatening, criminal mischief, interfering with a 911 call and disorderly conduct.



The charges stem from an altercation with his ex-girlfriend last weekend.



According to Clarkstown police officials, the 45-year-old officer has a clean record.



They say Oliver will continue to be paid, but his badge and weapon have been taken away.



News 12 reached out to Oliver's lawyer for a comment, but he declined.


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