NYPD Sgt. Damaris Diaz leaves Bronx Criminal Court late Saturday night
The couple met on the job at the 41st Precinct station house in Longwood, once infamously known as “Fort Apache, The Bronx.”
“He was trying to break up with her, and she had a problem with that,” a source said.
Friends of the Diaz clan said they were shocked by the arrest yesterday.
Her brother could not be reached for comment.
“I’m sick in my house. I’m eating right now, and I can’t talk to you,” Ruben Diaz Sr. said when reached by phone at his home yesterday afternoon.
This isn’t the first black eye for the Diaz clan.
The head of two Bronx charities with ties to Diaz Sr. was charged earlier this month with pilfering more than $500,000 in taxpayer dollars.
Diaz Sr. has claimed state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman holds a personal grudge against him.
Diaz Sr. claims the indictment of one of his top aides, Clement Gardner, came as a total shock.