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New Jersey Cop Accused of Beating Girlfriend, Causing Collapsed Lung

Dayton Brown, a 10-year veteran of the Atlantic City Police Department, has been suspended without pay

A New Jersey police officer has been arrested on charges he attacked his girlfriend, causing a collapsed lung. 

Forty-four-year-old Dayton Brown, an Atlantic City police officer, was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault. 

Investigators say they received a call from a tipster claiming a woman had been assaulted by her boyfriend and was being treated at a hospital. The caller identified the attacker as Brown. 

The Atlantic City Police Department and the Galloway Township Police Department investigated the incident and arrested Brown, a 10-year veteran of the force. He is suspended without pay. 

Information on an attorney for him wasn't immediately available. 

Brown was sued in 2014 by a woman who claimed he choked her and slammed her head against a wall at a casino. That case was settled and he was never charged.

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