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The Times
  • Mohawk police officer charged after domestic

  • An officer with the Mohawk Police Department is facing charges after he allegedly choked his wife during a recent domestic incident in Whitestown, authorities said.
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  • An officer with the Mohawk Police Department is facing charges after he allegedly choked his wife during a recent domestic incident in Whitestown, authorities said.
    Edwin Marrero, 37, was charged Feb. 26 with second-degree unlawful imprisonment, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation and second-degree harassment after his wife reported the late-night incident the next morning, Whitestown police Sgt. Mark Sojda said.
    Because the domestic incident involved a police officer, Marrero’s supervisor, Mohawk police Chief Joseph Malone, was notified, Sojda said. Malone then responded to the Whitestown Police Department during the investigation.
    Malone could not immediately be reached for comment, so it is unclear if Marrero remains on duty.
    An order of protection was issued against Marrero requiring him to avoid contact with his wife while the charges are pending, Sojda said. Marrero’s department-issued weapons and any personal firearms were seized and are currently secured at the Mohawk Police Department, Sojda said.
    According to the police report, Marrero’s wife said the domestic incident began about 10 p.m. Feb. 25 and continued until about 5 a.m. the next morning, Sojda said.
    “Basically she’s saying there was a domestic dispute, he held her in the residence and wouldn’t let her leave for a certain number of hours,” Sojda said. “During that, it’s alleged that he choked her and harassed her by pulling her hair. It was minor physical altercation.”
    As far as what the couple was arguing about, Sojda said that remains unclear.
    “It was a domestic issue, and I don’t think there was one thing that sparked this,” Sojda said.
    Marrero was arraigned in Oriskany Village Court and released on $5,500 bail.
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