A St. Lucie County deputy has been arrested for domestic abuse in Key West.
The alleged victim told detectives Stephen Casserly held her by her throat and pushed her against a fence outside the Fogarty's Restaurant.
Witnesses saw what happened, confronted Casserly and called police.
Casserly, who was off duty at the time, denied the accusations.
The deputy is on paid leave, pending the results of an internal investigation.
The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office did not want to comment.