Matthew Schanz

Matthew Schanz
2:07 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

St. Louis Police Officer Facing Domestic Assault Charges

Matthew Schanz in a booking photo provided by police.
(St. Louis Metropolitan Police)

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has suspended an officer who is accused of assaulting his live-in boyfriend.

Matthew Schanz, 26, faces two felony domestic assault charges for allegedly choking the unidentified boyfriend during an argument on March 10. Schanz is also accused of smashing his partner's face against the wall of the bathroom, causing a gash that required stitches.

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