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Ipswich officer pleads not guilty to domestic violence charges

Nearly six months after it happened, an Ipswich police officer was arraigned in a North Shore courtroom today on charges that he attacked his girlfriend and then struggled with a fellow police officer in an attempt to get into the home where his girlfriend had fled, authorities said.

Peter Nikas, 52, pleaded not guilty to four counts of assault and battery, malicious destruction of property, and intimidation of a witness in connection with the alleged assault, which occurred on October 27 and 28 of 2013, Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett’s office said in a statement.

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