Police officer arrested after alleged altercation with wife and daughter in Germantown

A 16-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department was arrested and charged with aggravated assault in connection with a Jan. 2 altercation involving his wife and daughter, the District Attorney’s office announced this week.

According to police, 35th District Officer James Timms was off duty when the incident took place in the couple’s home on the 100 block of Manheim St. in Germantown.

Timms, 41, was also charged with recklessly endangering another person and terroristic threats. The incident was investigated by the departmen’ts Internal Affairs Division and the District Attorney’s office.

After the arrest, Philadelphia Police Commisioner Charles Ramsey announced that Timms has been suspended for 30 days with intent to dismiss.

Timms’ bail was initially set at $100,000 but, according to court records, he was released Wednesday after Kimberly Timms posted 10 percent of a $50,000 bond.

His preliminary hearing is currently scheduled for Jan. 29.

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