- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An Omaha police officer has been found not guilty of domestic assault.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that Douglas County Judge Jeffrey Marcuzzo said Tuesday that he didn’t find sufficient evidence to convict 42-year-old officer Christopher Duffek.

Duffek had been charged with third-degree domestic assault after his girlfriend said he hit her several times with an open hand. A police report says the woman had minor injuries indicating an assault.

KETV-TV reports that Police Chief Todd Schmaderer recommended last month that Duffek be fired. Duffek has been an Omaha police officer since 2000. Duffek had a pre-termination hearing last week, but a final decision has not been announced.

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