Providence police officer pleads not guilty to domestic assault

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE): A Providence police officer pleaded not guilty to assaulting his girlfriend and the mother of his six-month-old baby. 

Craig Amado, 28, was arraigned on Tuesday for the domestic simple assault charge. 

His girlfriend, 22, accused Amado of slapping her in the head three times and forcing her to the ground. 

Amado has been with the Providence Police Dept. since June. A spokesperson for the department said Amado has been suspended with pay. 

He was released on his own recognizance and issued a no-contact order with his girlfriend. 

His next court date is December 10th. 

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