Greenwood police officer released from jail

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An arrested Greenwood Police Officer is out of jail, out of a job, but not out of trouble from his alleged bad behavior at a New Years party.

In order to get out of jail court records show Officer Joey Rodriguez agreed to seek alcohol rehab and to resign from the force.

A judge also reduced his bond from $150,000.00 to just $9000.00 but still ordered him to stay away from witnesses.

Johnson county deputies arrested Rodriguez after friends called 911 News Years morning saying he was "out of control" and had too much to drink.

It happened during a celebration at a friends home in the Stoney Pointe Village Subdivision in Johnson County.

His arrest charges included public intoxication, battery times two, resisting law enforcement and strangulation.

One witness told police he stopped Officer Rodriguez from choking his own wife.

Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers says the merit board will meet Monday to either accept his resignation or vote to fire officer of 12 years.