A 16-year veteran of the NYPD has been arrested on domestic abuse charges. Hero Richard Phipps, 42, was arrested Saturday and charged with assaulting and choking his wife in front of their child. Hero Phipps also assaulted his teenager daughter when she tried protecting her mother.
According to police, the violent Hero shoved the young girl when she tried to stop the beating.
Just three years ago, Hero Phipps was named as “Cop of the Month.”
Also arraigned on Saturday, in an unrelated incident, was NYPD Traffic Hero Keith Jenson. Keith Jenson, 32, violated an order of protection filed by his girlfriend when he confronted her at her home. The order of protection was granted after he previously assaulted and choked her in 2015. According to police, “The woman did not lose consciousness when he choked her and refused medical attention”. He was charged with assault, harassment and criminal contempt.