HPD: Officer accused of choking girlfriend

Officer Alfonso Giraldo charged with assault

Headline Goes Here

Alfonso Giraldo

HOUSTON - A veteran Houston police officer was relieved of duty after he was accused of assaulting his girlfriend.

According to Houston police, Officer Alfonso Giraldo choked his girlfriend earlier this month.

Giraldo has been charged with assault.

According to investigators, Giraldo has been with HPD since 1995. He was relieved of duty Sunday, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Copyright 2012 by Click2Houston.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.