Phoenix police officer arrested in Sedona for assault

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
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SEDONA, Ariz. --  A Phoenix police officer was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly assaulting his female companion in Sedona, outside of the Olde Sedona Bar & Grille.

Sedona police said 42-year-old Nevin Brenner pushed the woman out of his car door, and then forcefully pulled her by her arm out into the parking lot. After Brenner allegedly yelled and cursed at the woman,  they both got into a dark gray Toyota Tacoma, and left.

Some bar patrons say they attempted to intervene before the bar bouncer broke up the fight.

Employees identified Brenner by a credit card receipt. and officers located a car matching the description of his vehicle at a nearby hotel. Officers then contacted Brenner and the woman at that hotel.

After interviewing the couple and witnesses, officers arrested Brenner. He faces one count of assault and one count disorderly conduct.

Brenner was transported and booked into the Yavapai County Jail in Camp Verde.

Phoenix police confirm that Brenner is assigned to the department's Family Investigations Unit.