PHX cop arrested after fight with cop girlfriend

Posted at 12:27 PM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 14:27:51-05

A Phoenix police officer is facing domestic violence charges after allegedly shoving his girlfriend, also a police officer, during a fight at their West Valley home.

Peoria police spokesman Jay Davies said Jeremy Hessner was arrested just after midnight Wednesday at a residence near 91st Avenue and Bell Road.

Police responded to the home after Hessner's girlfriend called 911 saying Hessner had shoved her and broken items inside the house during an argument. Both Hessner and his girlfriend had been drinking alcohol, Davies said.

Peoria police also said Hessner's girlfriend, Christine Norris, will also face domestic violence assault charges after she told police she also hit Hessner during the fight. Marks were found on his body. 

Norris is also an officer with the Phoenix Police Department. 

Hessner was taken into custody and is facing charges of assault, domestic violence, and criminal damage.

Phoenix police spokesman Jonathan Howard said Hessner, an 11-year veteran with the department, will be re-assigned to a non-enforcement position pending the outcome their own investigation, as well as the Peoria police investigation. Norris will also be placed in a non-enforcement position as an internal investigation is conducted by officials. 

Two children were at the home at the time of the incident but were not involved in the altercation.