Officer suspended for allegedly punching wife in bar

Police have suspended a fellow officer after he allegedly punched his estranged wife in a Mayfair bar last month.

Officer James Graber, 36, was arrested Tuesday. He reportedly got into an argument with his estranged wife inside the bar while off duty, and was escorted from the establishment before returning and punching her in the face.

Graber, an 11-year veteran assigned to the Bomb Disposal Unit, faces assault charges. He’s been suspended with intent to dismiss.


WHYY is your source for fact-based, in-depth journalism and information. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on financial support from readers like you. Please give today.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal