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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 10:30 am

Two city workers were indicted Tuesday on charges that they choked their domestic partners. Both incidents occurred over the course of one day.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown identified the defendants as Sanitation worker Napoleon Robinson, 52, of South Ozone Park, and firefighter Steven Clarke, 39, of Far Rockaway.

Robinson is expected to be arraigned this week on a criminal complaint charging him with second-degree strangulation for allegedly placing his hands around the neck of his girlfriend and choking her in front of their home at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday. He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted,

Clarke was arraigned Monday on a criminal complaint charging him with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation and second-degree harassment for allegedly pushing his wife to the floor inside their Far Rockaway home around midnight on Monday and choking her as well. Clarke, who faces up to one year in jail if convicted, was ordered released on his own recognizance and is to return to court on Sept. 6.

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