A Miami-Dade policeman told fellow officers that he was defending himself when he allegedly struck his wife, fracturing her left eye socket, during an argument after a comedy show.
Alexander Cornelius Bradley, 28, was arrested early Sunday and charged with aggravated battery, Miami-Dade police confirmed.
According to an arrest report, Bradley and his wife attended a Katt Williams comedy show at the James L. Knight Center Saturday night and then went to eat at the Big Pink Cafeteria with some friends.
When Bradley went to get his car, a female friend showed the officer's wife a video of Bradley "dancing inappropriately" with another woman, the report said.
Bradley's wife confronted him during the car ride home and they got into an argument that became physical, the report said.
The victim suffered serious injuries to her face, including a laceration on her upper left eye that required stitches and a fractured left orbital, the report said. Police said Bradley's wife also suffered injuries to her nose and mouth and was spitting up blood, the report said.
Bradley's wife was taken to Ryder Trauma Center for treatment. Bradley had only a scratch on the right side of his neck, the report said.
The report said Bradley told officers he was only defending himself because his wife was the "initial attacker."
Officials said Bradley, who has been with the department since January 2009, has been relieved of duty with pay.
"We are aware of the domestic violence allegations against one of our officers. These allegations are serious in nature and are against the core values of our department," Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said in a statement. "Rest assured that our staff will closely monitor the criminal investigation, and if deemed necessary will take the appropriate level of action."
Bradley was booked into jail and later released. Attorney information wasn't immediately available.