A Des Moines police officer is scheduled to go on trial Wednesday.
Officer Cody Grimes is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend in December.
She told police the two began arguing when she decided to move out. That’s when she says Officer Grimes choked her and threw her down the stairs.
Grimes remains on paid leave from the police department.
He was also accused of beating a man at a wedding reception in 2011. The city paid that man a $75,000 settlement for the incident. But Des Moines police cleared Grimes of any wrongdoing in an internal report.