In a shocking revelation, off-duty NYPD officer Travis Grant, 30, has been arrested on domestic violence charges following a disturbing pattern of abuse against his 21-year-old girlfriend.
The alleged assaults, spanning five months, include a brutal incident where Grant is accused of delivering a knockout punch, leaving the young woman unconscious and with facial fractures.
The criminal complaint outlines a series of escalating attacks, starting on May 9, when Grant allegedly bit his girlfriend’s arm. Subsequent incidents involved choking on June 30, a punch on July 24 resulting in cuts to her nose and arm, and another assault on Friday night, culminating in the knockout punch on Saturday afternoon.
Grant, a seven-year NYPD veteran assigned to the 78th Precinct, was taken into custody at the 69th Precinct stationhouse in Canarsie early Sunday morning.
The charges against him are extensive, including two counts of strangulation – a felony carrying a potential seven-year prison sentence – along with multiple counts of misdemeanor assault, attempted assault, menacing, and harassment.
During his arraignment at Brooklyn Criminal Court on Sunday, Grant’s bail was set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond, which he posted.
He is scheduled to appear in court again on Friday. Despite the severity of the charges, Grant’s lawyer declined to comment on the case.
In a brief phone conversation on Monday, Grant mentioned, “I cannot talk at the moment. I’m being interviewed at the precinct,” revealing little about the ongoing investigation into the disturbing allegations surrounding the veteran NYPD officer.