Derby police officer charged with assaulting woman
NEW HAVEN — A police officer is facing assault charges for allegedly hitting a woman inside a moving car.
An arrest warrant affidavit issued by New Haven police said the 33-year-old Gochros’ service weapon was seized.
Police said Gochros was off duty when he allegedly hit the woman three or four times in New Haven on Aug. 3.
A police officer who interviewed the woman says she had a swollen lip and visible red marks on her neck.
Gochros told investigators that the woman struck him and he pulled over and got out of the car to allow the woman to calm down.