An NYPD officer was arrested on Sunday for choking the mother of his 10-month-old girl in front of the child in Queens Village, according to police and court records.
Jerry Sukhnandan, 33, was arraigned on Nov. 2 and charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, harassment and endangering the welfare of the child, the criminal complaint said.
He is accused of placing his hands around the woman’s neck and preventing her from breathing while the two were in front of 220-14 97th Ave. sometime between the night of Oct. 25 and the following morning.
Sukhnandan, who was off duty at the time, tried to hurt the woman in front of their baby, according to the complaint.
It was not immediately clear what led to the incident or what the status of Sukhnandan’s relationship with the woman was at the time, although the two do share the same last name.
Following his arraignment, Sukhnandan was released on his own recognizance.