MPD officer charged with domestic assault

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A Memphis Police officer was taken into custody following a reported domestic violence incident involving a family member.

On Monday, law enforcement were called to the home of Officer Cornelius Vail in the 4200 block of Plum Valley Cove.

The victim said they were taking another family member home when Vail started driving erratically.

When asked to stop, Vail refused.

Once they returned home, the two got into an argument resulting in Vail pushing the victim and causing minor abrasions to both wrists and the left elbow.

He reportedly also choked the victim.

The victim told police Vail was intoxicated at the time.

The officer was arrested and charged with domestic assault. ‚Äč

The Memphis Police Department told WREG Vail has been relieved of duty.

He has been with the city of Memphis since October 1999.