The daughter of State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. has been arrested for allegedly keying her boyfriend's car after he reportedly told her he wanted out of their relationship. Damaris Diaz, who is also an NYPD Sergeant, has been charged with criminal mischief and aggravated harassment for allegedly defacing the 2005 Honda Accord owned by fellow cop Edward Velasquez. Police also say the 43-year-old sent 58 texts to Velasquez over the course of two days: “Unless you want me to key ur car come down,” she said in one, according to the News. “You are being f---ed up. You are pissing me off so hurry up and come down,” she said in one of the five voicemails she left him.
The couple met at the 41st Precinct station house in Longwood, where they both work. Diaz, a 19-year veteran of the NYPD, was reportedly upset when Velasquez tried to break up with her this week. “He was trying to break up with her, and she had a problem with that,” a police source told the Post. Among other things, she allegedly texted him, “I will go to the 4-1 and bury your career,” referring to their precinct. Then around 11:30 p.m. Friday night, Diaz was spotted scratching the car.
“I can’t see Damaris doing this,” a source close to the sergeant said. “She’s such a sweet person. That’s not Damaris. It’s not in her character.” Diaz, who is the sister of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. in addition to being Diaz Sr.'s daughter, has an unblemished record according to Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins. Diaz Sr. declined to comment on the arrest, telling the Post yesterday afternoon, “I’m sick in my house. I’m eating right now, and I can’t talk to you."