Deputy warden at Rikers charged with strangling his girlfriend

A deputy warden at Rikers was arrested for strangling his girlfriend — and then taking her phone so she couldn’t call the police, authorities said Tuesday.

Floyd Phipps, 66, allegedly grabbed his significant other by the neck, strangled her and then threw her to the floor at around 10 p.m. Monday during an argument in his Bayside, Queens, home on Kingsbury Avenue.

Phipps then snatched her phone to prevent her from calling the police, cops said.

The woman was ultimately able to get her hands on a phone and call 911. Phipps was picked up around 10:15 p.m., and was charged with strangulation and criminal mischief.

Phipps made just over $175,000 in 2017, according to SeeThroughNY.

He has worked for the city’s Department of Corrections since 1988 and was promoted to deputy warden in 2013, a spokeswoman said.

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