July 11, By Jason Cohen
An off-duty police officer was arrested Thursday after allegedly choking, biting and threatening to kill his wife in their Jackson Heights apartment, according to the NYPD.
The officer, Brayan Terrazas, 31, was charged Friday with criminal obstruction of breathing, assault in the third degree and harassment in the second degree. He was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court July 27.
According to the Queens District Attorney’s Office, Terrazas and his wife Janeth Ramon got into an argument at their apartment (located near Roosevelt Avenue and 77th Street) that turned physical. Terrazas allegedly bit his wife’s shoulder, choked her and threatened her saying, “I can kill you- this way I can kill you- you are mine and nobody else’s.”
Terrazas has been suspended without pay.
This was not his first run in with the law, according to reports. In January 2016, he was arrested for child endangerment after slapping his girlfriend while she held a 3-month-old child in her arms. In 2012, he was arrested for drunk driving.