NYPD captain charged with beating, kidnapping ex-girlfriend in N.J.

In New Jersey, an NYPD captain has been charged with assaulting and kidnapping an ex-girlfriend

Authorities said a New York City police officer was charged with viciously beating a woman he had been dating after a night out in Paterson with friends.

Hariton Marachilian was arrested last week, nearly a year after the alleged attack on December 10, 2022, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Marachilian, 45, a captain with the New York Police Department in Brooklyn, is accused with kidnapping, aggravated assault, criminal coercion, and criminal restraint.

According to an affidavit of probable cause summarizing the accusations, the off-duty NYPD cop and the woman got into a verbal argument after leaving a restaurant that swiftly turned violent when he grabbed her by the hair and bashed her head into the dashboard of his vehicle.

The woman escaped the vehicle, but Marachilian pursued her, lifted her up over his head, and slammed her to the ground, according to the complaint. According to the complaint, he then carried the woman back to the vehicle, drove to another spot, and began hitting her again.

According to the complaint, Marachilian took the woman’s phone, but a witness called police after the woman “begged” the person for assistance.

Marachilian’s attorney, William Quirk, was unavailable for comment, according to his secretary.

The woman allegedly suffered dragging leg and foot injuries, as well as bruises and swelling to her nose and face and cuts to her eyes. According to the criminal complaint, Paterson police also described the woman as bleeding from the nose and face.

According to the court documents, Marachilian informed Paterson police that he was “having an affair” with the woman. However, she allegedly informed officers that they were pals.

According to the affidavit, the woman had either recently left Marachilian or informed him that she was leaving the relationship. The cop “has a history of stalking, harassment, or terroristic threats,” according to the court statement.

Marachilian, of Syosset, New York, is expected to appear in court on Thursday. On Tuesday, a detention hearing is set.

According to an email from the NYPD to NJ Advance Media, he is suspended without pay.

According to NYPost.com, Marachilian was mentioned in a sexual harassment claim in 2020. Marachilian was accused of sexual behavior and words by another cop. According to NYDailyNews.com, she resolved the complaint for $800,000 dollars.

Marachilian was a member of the United States Marine Corps and was inducted into the New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame in 2017. He deployed to Iraq in 2003 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 1st Marine Division and rose to the rank of sergeant.

According to  50-a.org, a website that aggregates data on NYPD officer misbehavior, he is paid $194,000 per year.

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