- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

COLLINSWOOD, N.J. (AP) - A southern New Jersey police officer has been suspended without pay following his arrest on domestic violence charges.

Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk announced Wednesday that Collingswood Police Sgt. Michael Taulane was charged Friday with second-degree aggravated assault. The charge came after law enforcement officials received allegations of ongoing domestic abuse against a female victim.

The 41-year-old Taulane has served with the Collingswood department for 22 years. He has been released on bail and was told to have no contact with the woman.

Faulk said Taulane surrendered all weapons in his possession.

A phone number for Taulane could not be located Wednesday night.