Excerpts from theChicagoTribune.com:

A Chicago Fire Department dispatcher has been reassigned from 911 duties after he was arrested and accused of beating his girlfriend and having a gun without a firearms identification card, officials said.

Charles Reed, 35, is charged with misdemeanor domestic battery and misdemeanor possession of a firearm without having a FOID card.  He was arrested Monday in the 5700 block of South Emerald Avenue after the woman called 911 and said he had hit her in the face and had a gun.

Reed was transferred from the 911 floor after the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) learned of his arrest, according to a spokeswoman.

On Sept. 5, Gary police arrested Reed for allegedly going 69 mph in a 35 mph zone and he faced six charges, including operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, and according to court documents, a judge issued a bench warrant for him after failing to appear for a hearing in November.

He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge and was given a suspended jail sentence and probation.

Reed had been scheduled to work at the OEMC on the date he was arrested in Gary but called in sick, the  spokeswoman said. She said the agency was not aware of his arrest or failure to appear in court.

She said an investigation was underway and Reed would remain reassigned until it was done.

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