Quincy officer accused of assaulting estranged, pregnant wife

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QUINCY, Mass. (AP) - A veteran Quincy police captain has been charged with assaulting his estranged, pregnant wife.

Michael J. Miller was arrested by Plymouth police Saturday on a charge of aggravated assault and battery. His attorney Jack McGlone said Monday his client denies the allegations. Miller declined to comment as he left Plymouth District Court where his arraignment was postponed until July 15.

Quincy Chief Paul Keenan said Miller is on paid administrative leave, and his gun license has been suspended. Miller is free on personal recognizance.

A police report says Miller's wife told officers he hurt her Friday by opening her apartment door when he knew she was behind it. She at first declined to press charges or seek a restraining order, but later did.

Police said the Millers are separated, and Miller was there to pick up a child.

The 49-year-old Miller has been with the Quincy police since 1986.