A Spokane police officer appeared in court Friday, a day after he was arrested for allegedly hitting his girlfriend.
Officer Nicholas J. Spolski,37, was charged with fourth-degree domestic violence assault, stemming from an incident that occurred Sunday night.
Wearing a yellow jail suit seated near his attorney, Spolski pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Spolski was given a no-contact order and his bond was set at $5,000. He has been placed on administrative leave, according to the Spokane Police Department.
According to prosecutors, the victim alleges Spolski slapped her multiple times and punched her while on the ground. He was arrested at his Mead home by Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies Thursday.
Spolski has been a member of the Spokane Police Department for nine years and previously served in the Marine Corps for four years.
The Spokane Police Department alerted local news media of Spolski’s arrest Friday morning. The Spokane Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case.