A former Long Beach police detective was acquitted Friday of charges that he dragged his estranged wife outside a home, assaulted her boyfriend and threatened the man’s roommate.

The downtown Los Angeles jury deliberated for about two days before acquitting Toby Benskin, 36, of three counts of assault with a firearm, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count each of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, making criminal threats, first-degree burglary and false imprisonment by violence.

Attorneys could not be reached for immediate comment on the jury’s decision.

Benskin was accused of breaking into the residence of his estranged wife’s boyfriend, assaulting and threatening to kill her boyfriend, threatening the boyfriend’s roommate and dragging his estranged wife from the residence on Oct. 27, 2015, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said shortly after his October 2016 arrest.

Benskin was freed on bond following his arrest.

In a statement released the day of Benskin’s arrest, the Long Beach Police Department said it had begun an internal administrative investigation after learning of the alleged attack in Long Beach. Benskin, a 14-year employee who had been assigned to the police department’s Investigations Bureau, was terminated June 20 following the investigation, police said.

“When we take our oath of office, we assume a tremendous responsibility which includes upholding the values and maintaining the integrity of our police department and profession,” Long Beach police Chief Robert Luna said in a statement. “When an officer betrays the public trust we have worked so hard to cultivate, they must be held accountable.”

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