2 NYPD officers arrested hours apart for allegedly strangling girlfriend, beating daughter with belt

David Caplan
December 02, 2019 - 3:50 pm



NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- An NYPD officer was arrested Sunday afternoon in the Bronx for allegedly strangling his girlfriend during an argument, only to be followed a few hours later with the arrest of another NYPD officer on Staten Island for allegedly beating his daughter with a belt.

NYPD officer Jose Joseph, 38, was arrested around 4:30 p.m. Sunday at his home and charged with second-degree strangulation after he allegedly put his hands around his girlfriend's neck. 

A few hours later on Staten Island, NYPD officer Joel Crooms, 33, was arrested around 8:30 p.m. after allegedly beating his 10-year-old daughter with a belt. He was charged second-degree assault, acting in a manner injurious to a child under the age of 17, and criminal possession of weapon in the fourth-degree.  

Both officers have been suspended without pay.