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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A Columbia police officer is being accused of assaulting his wife.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says 32-year-old Jason Green is charged with criminal domestic violence.

Around 1 a.m. Wednesday, officers got a call of an assault in progress at a home on Willow Oak Drive. According to Lott, Green got into a verbal fight with his wife, then grabbed her around the throat and shoved her.

Green was taken into custody and booked at the Richland County Detention Center.

The Columbia Police department says Green has been suspended from his job without pay.

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