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Syracuse Police officer charged for slapping his child, putting its face near urine-filled sheets

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Syracuse Police Department has learned of an order of protection against one of their own officers.

Officer Jacob Ternosky had a domestic order of protection served to him on April 11, in favor of his child, says police.

An internal investigation began with the Syracuse Police, and Ternosky was put on administrative leave.

Ternosky’s charge originates from him slapping the child, grabbing the child by the back of the neck and placing the child’s face in the vicinity of bed sheets soiled with urine, according to Assistant District Attorney Caitlyn Buckman.

Buckman says the child is not believed to be injured.

“The allegations contained in the family court petition occurred in Onondaga County, outside of the City of Syracuse. These allegations contained potential violations of the law. This information was turned over to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office for investigation,” said Syracuse Police.

Syracuse Police add that the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office looked into that matter, which is when they made an arrest for Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Ternosky remains on paid administrative leave, pending the results of his case, according to Syracuse Police.

Pending results of the investigation, the officer may face internal punishinment.

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