NYPD cops suspended over response to woman who later died

Tonie Wells found dead husband being questioned

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A regard of the deceased woman revealed bruising around her neck, prompting calls Wells had been strangled.

The nypost reported the NYPD now treating the woman's death as a possible homicide with cops now 'actively' seeking the whereabouts of Wells' 29-year-old husband, Barry Wells, for questioning.

The man who was arrested after his wife was found strangled to death at the bottom of a staircase inside their Brooklyn home was previously arrested for strangling her until she was unconscious several months ago, The Post has learned.

Citing sources within the department, the New York Post reported that the officers drove to the address of the home but never got out of their police vehicle.

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After a brief search, Barry Wells has reportedly been arrested.

"It was him, ' Tonie Wells" sister told the Daily News.

But they never got out of their vehicle.

"I would see them together". Reports suggest that the officers who responded to the scene for a wellness check, after neighbors called 911, waited inside their vehicle instead of entering the home to investigate. This is a very quiet block, I didn't hear anything today.

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The on-and-off couple married in the spring but the nature of their current relationship was unclear NBC reported.

"An initial determination deemed this person's death to be suspicious and it is now being investigated", Deputy Chief Michael Kempfer said. This is what led detectives to to believe she was either pushed or fell down the flight of stairs.

This latest incident is the second time officers responded to a domestic incident at the Wells' house.

The city's medical examiner has yet to determine the official cause of death in the case.

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A spokesperson for the NYPD on Thursday confirmed to DailyMail.com that the officers in question have been suspended from duty and that the Internal Affairs Bureau was investigating the allegations against them. Charges for Barry Wells are pending.

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