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September 6, 2019: Man Charged With Domestic Violence Attack on Girlfriend

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A man was charged today with beating up his girlfriend three separate times earlier this year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Ricardo Hernandez (dob 11/1/85) was charged in case BA480912 with three felony counts of injuring a girlfriend. The criminal complaint also alleges that he caused great bodily injury to the victim.

Hernandez made his initial court appearance today but his arraignment was postponed until Sept. 12 in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

Deputy District Attorney Deann Rivard of the Justice System Integrity Division is prosecuting the case.

The defendant, a Los Angeles police officer, is accused of injuring the victim on three separate occasions beginning in April. In each of the incidents, the most recent occurring on Sept. 4, the victim suffered serious injuries, the prosecutor said.

Bail was set at $240,000. If convicted as charged, Hernandez faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years and four months in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.