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Charge dropped against NLV officer accused of battery

Updated Wednesday, July 7, 2010 | 6:21 p.m.

North Las Vegas officials were notified Wednesday afternoon that a domestic battery charge against a police officer was dropped by the District Attorney’s Office.

Metro Police arrested North Las Vegas Officer Toby Winn, 34, after his girlfriend reported to police that he grabbed her by the arm, shook her and threw her to the ground while trying to exit a car about 6 p.m. Monday at the Sahara hotel-casino.

According to an arrest report, both were riding in a friend’s car when they began to argue over Winn’s ex-wife. The woman asked the driver to stop so she could get out of the car, police said.

The woman reported the alleged battery occurred when she was leaving the vehicle, the report said, but authorities learned Wednesday the District Attorney’s Office dropped the charges.

Winn has been a North Las Vegas officer since February 2009. He will remain on administrative duty while North Las Vegas Police conduct an investigation of the incident.

CORRECTION: This story originally reported Toby Winn was 22 years old. He is 34. | (July 8, 2010)

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