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Hoboken Woman Arrested After Throwing Boyfriend's Dog Out Window: Police

A New Jersey woman was arrested after she allegedly threw her boyfriend's dog out the window after a fight, police say. 

Hoboken police say 38-year-old Jasmine Briggs got into an argument with her boyfriend in their apartment on Marshall Drive Wednesday night, and the man left the apartment to avoid escalating the fight.

That's when Briggs allegedly dropped his white pit bull off the second-story apartment window, police said. The man rushed to his dog and held it outside the home until police arrived.

Briggs was arrested on a charge of fourth-degree animal cruelty and released on bail, according to police. It wasn't immediately clear if she had an attorney who could comment. 

In an exclusive I-Team report earlier this month, the New Jersey SPCA granted rare access to officers on the job, who said animals are often used as pawns in domestic disputes. One officer told the I-Team that domestic violence cases often begin with the abuse of an animal. 

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