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GREENFIELD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee Police Officer is now in custody after a Greenfield police report reveals he allegedly beat up his girlfriend.

Officer Jason Rodriguez is in custody but has not been charged yet.

The police report reveals the argument started after Rodriguez’s girlfriend confronted him about cheating. Rodriguez was arrested shortly after midnight Tuesday for domestic violence and substantial battery.

Pictures the Greenfield Police Department took of the scene show some of the woman’s injuries including a bloody ear, cuts that required 13 stitches, and more.

The police report reveals Rodriguez and his girlfriend had just moved in together this month after dating for a year and a half. Late Monday night, Rodriguez’s girlfriend confronted him about possibly cheating. She told police she threw several dishes throughout the house. Then she says Rodriguez came after her hitting her with what she believed was the plates, kicking her and then “grabbed the hair on the back of her head and he began to push her face into the floor.” After what she says was about five minutes he stopped and took her phone into the bathroom. Police found it broken in the bathroom sink. During this time, the woman was able to escape to a neighbor’s house who called the police. She was taken to the hospital.

The police report says when officers asked Rodriguez about what happened he said that “he guessed it was just girls being girls.”

Court documents reveal in 2002 Rodriguez was sentenced for OWI second offense and obstructing or resisting an officer in Dane County.

Milwaukee Police say they have started an internal affairs investigation.

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