Miami-Dade County Police officer Richard Tippenhauer was arrested for domestic violence last night. According to news reports, Tippenhauer became upset, spit, and grabbed the arm of the victim, according to a police report. Tippenhauer's bond was set at just $1,500 so he posted it right away. The Miami-Dade County Police placed Tippenhauer on paid administrative leave. He has been with the department for 15 years.
According to public records, Richard Anthony Tippenhauer is a 50 year old resident of Pembroke Pines, Florida. His only prior run-ins with the law were some municipal citations in Daytona Beach related to business licensing in the 1990s. He has registered to vote as both a Democrat in the past.