Cop Posts Revenge Porn On Facebook After Choking, Pulling Gun On Wife

A Georgia cop has resigned in lieu of termination following charges for terrorizing his estranged wife at a party, stealing her phone, and then posting revenge porn on Facebook.

According to police, Gwinnett County police officer Zachary Wilkerson, 35, was arrested on Sunday for a domestic incident that occurred the night before in which his wife claimed she was hanging out with some friends.

The woman said Wilkerson snatched her phone and began to walk away with it before he grabbed her by the throat and pushed her when she asked for it back. Wilkerson also allegedly pulled out a firearm and yelled obscenities when other people at the house tried to calm him.

He then left the party with his wife’s phone, according to police, and a sexually explicit video emerged later that night on the woman’s Facebook page that he uploaded.

A friend of the woman said that preceding the incident, Wilkerson had sent disturbing text messages to his wife mentioning various equipment violations on her boyfriend’s car with threats to use his police powers to impound the vehicle.

The friend also claimed that Wilkerson had previously been stalking his wife and her boyfriend while he was on-duty as a cop, according to police, who met with the officer on Sunday and retrieved the stolen phone.

During that meeting, Wilkerson was arrested and charged with three counts of simple assault, theft by taking, battery, transmission of video and depicting nudity or sexually explicit conduct of an adult.

He was transported to the Gwinnett County Detention Center and has now resigned in disgrace. The Gwinnett County police department said in a statement that it was good that Wilkerson, who was hired just last year, exhibited the misconduct early in his career.

“We find these allegations very disturbing and unbecoming of any of our core values and ethical standards,” the statement said. “We do not tolerate any form of misconduct or criminal conduct by any police officer from this department.”

The behavior is not uncommon among police officers. According to some studies, police families are 2-4 times more likely than the general population to experience domestic violence – with at least 40 percent of the families experiencing domestic violence, compared to just 10 percent of families in the general population.

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