Spokane Police Officer Nicholas Spolski made his first court appearance today after being arrested Thursday night for a domestic violence assault charge. He pleaded not guilty to one count of assault 4th degree domestic violence.
The victim, Spolski's girlfriend, who has been dating him since March alleges that Spolski assaulted her multiple times by slapping her in the face and punching her on the ground. The victim also said this was not the first time Spolski has been violent with her.
The judge set Spolski's bond to $5,000 and also issued a no-contact order and no firearms.
The next court date will be sometime in December.
Spokane Police say Officer Nicholas Spolski has been placed on administrative leave after being arrested for one count of assault 4th degree domestic violence.
Spolski was arrested at his home on Thursday, November 30th.
SPD says an internal investigation will take place after the criminal investigation has been completed.
Spolski was in the news two years ago when he shot a man in North Spokane. Officer Spolski was cleared of any wrongdoing in that case and the man he shot was eventually sentenced to ten years in prison for assault.
(story: Rob Curry, KHQ News Producer; photos: Spokane Police Department and KHQ.com)