Man charged in beating of off-duty South Bend police officer

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(Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Jail)

An off-duty South Bend Police officer suffered injuries when an acquaintance punched him for allegedly kissing the acquaintance’s wife.

The suspect, Kyle Briney, is a superintendent with the city’s street department.

The victim was at Briney’s home, Saturday, watching the Notre Dame game when he went with Briney’s wife to the garage to get a drink. After the two did not return quickly, Briney went to check and saw the victim kissing his wife’s neck, according to the police report, as reported by 95.3 MNC’s news partners at ABC 57.

Briney punched him several times, causing him to suffer a facial fracture, multiple cuts and a concussion, according to the report.

Briney has been charged with one count of battery resulting in serious bodily injury.

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