Updated: Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013, 6:35 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013, 6:35 PM EST
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- A New Haven police officer accused of domestic violence faced a judge today. The 14 year veteran with the department, Juan Monzon is accused of assaulting his mistress.
Police say his mistress came to police on Friday and told her story. She said she was concerned for her and her child's safety after she says Monzon pulled a gun on her. She also says there were about 10 fights between the two of them where it got violent.
"Anything you want to say about the charges against you," asked News 8's Stephanie Simoni.
"Nothing," said Monzon.
He didn't have anything to say to us, but 47-year-old New Haven police officer Juan Monzon did stop to talk to a hot dog vendor coming out of court.
He faced the judge today. In the arrest warrant his mistress accuses him of beating her up several times over the past 3 years, threatening her with a gun, and not paying child support for their 2-year-old daughter.
Police say in text messages she wrote, "So, why did u really hit me?" He replied, "Because you didn't let me leave."
Court documents also stated just this week she showed up to the police department with bruises.
She said Wednesday she threatened to tell his wife about their relationship and he held up his department issued gun at her and said, "There are a lot of un-solved homicides in New Haven, I would shoot you with this gun but they count the bullets," according to court documents.
He kept quiet coming out of court today.
"Is there anything you want to say to your family," asked News 8's Simoni.
"No Comments," said Monzon.