ATLANTIC CITY — After a call from a person police describe as a "concerned citizen," an officer has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend.

Officer Dayton Brown, 44, was arrested after authorities received a call that the woman was being treated at a local hospital. Police then interviewed the woman, who told them the incident happened in Galloway. According to the Atlantic City Police Department, the woman suffered "non-life threatening injuries."

Brown, a 10-year veteran in Atlantic City, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. He has been suspended without pay.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Atlantic City Police Department Internal Affairs Section at 609-347-5833, or the Galloway Township Police Department at 609-652-3705. Information can also be sent via text to TIP411 starting the message with ACPD.

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