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A D.C. police officer arrested and jailed earlier this week for assaulting his girlfriend was ordered released from jail Friday by a D. C. Superior Court judge.

Calvin Willis, 52, who was escorted into court wearing an orange jail jumpsuit and shackles, was put on GPS monitoring and ordered not to have any contact with his 25-year-old pregnant girlfriend and mother of his two other children.

Willis, of Forrestville, was placed on administrative leave from the police force, which he joined in 1985.

Willis, who is also married, was charged with kicking and slamming his girlfriend into a wall. Authorities also say Willis, while in his uniform, threatened to shoot his girlfriend with his gun. Several uniformed police officers, as well as Willis’s wife, sat in the audience during the hearing.

According to charging documents, Willis started dating his girlfriend when she was 15, which could result in additional charges.

Magistrate Judge Frederick J. Sullivan ordered Willis to surrender his service weapon and not to enter the District, except for court hearings. Willis’s attorney asked if his client could enter the District to attend his church. Sullivan told Willis to find a church outside the city.

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Keith Alexander covers crime, specifically D.C. Superior Court cases for The Washington Post. He has covered dozens of crime stories from Banita Jacks, the Washington woman charged with killing her four daughters, to the murder trial of slain federal intern Chandra Levy.

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