Former Long Beach Police Officer Arrested, Charged After Allegedly Attacking Estranged Wife’s Boyfriend

Former Long Beach police officer was arrested and charged with attacking his estranged wife’s boyfriend then dragging her from the man’s home last year, prosecutors said Monday.

Toby Benskin is seen in an undated photo from the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

Toby Benskin is seen in an undated photo from the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

Toby Benskin, 34, is expected to be arraigned Wednesday on three counts of assault with a firearm, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count each of assault likely to produce bodily injury, criminal threats, first-degree burglary with a person present and false imprisonment with violence.

Benskin was arrested Monday in the city of Orange and was being held in Orange County jail on $200,000 bail.

On Oct. 27, 2015, while he was off duty, prosecutors say Benskin broke into the home of his estranged wife’s boyfriend and threatened to kill him and his roommate, before dragging his estranged wife from the home, prosecutors said.

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