Kevin Marin
Kevin Marin

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was put on administrative leave without pay after he was arrested early Sunday on domestic violence charges.

CMPD identified the officer as Kevin Marin, 25. The victim was identified as Martin’s girlfriend.

According to a CMPD statement, the incident was reported at 3:04 a.m. in the 2200 block of Hawkins Street, near the South End neighborhood.

“When officers arrived on scene, they spoke with Kevin Marin and his girlfriend,” the statement read. “During the initial investigation, officers determined that Marin assaulted and strangled his girlfriend during an argument.”

The woman was treated at Carolinas Medical Center and released, according to the statement.

Marin was booked in the Mecklenburg jail on charges of 2nd degree kidnapping, assault by strangulation, assault on a female, and damage to property.

Kevin Marin was hired by CMPD in September 2015 and is assigned to the Hickory Grove Division.

Chief Kerr Putney issued this statement: “Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are expected to conduct themselves to the highest professional standards and will be held accountable when they fail to do so. At no time will this department tolerate behavior that violates the law or our community’s trust.”