A San Diego police officer has been suspended without pay after being arrested Tuesday by La Mesa Police in connection with a domestic violence incident.
Gilbert Lorenzo, a 7-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department and a La Mesa resident, was arrested around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. He was booked into county jail on suspicion of domestic battery against his wife and posted bail according to La Mesa Police Department Lt. Matt Nicholass.
SDPD chief Shelley Zimmerman told a news conference Wednesday morning she took swift action as soon as she found out about Officer Lorenzo's arrest, revoking his police duties and suspending him without pay.
Chief Zimmerman said the San Diego Police Department will not "tolerate" this kind of behavior by any officer.
La Mesa Police say Lorenzo's wife did not require medical treatment. Her name was not released and La Mesa police say will continue the investigation.