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Saturday, August 30, 2008

[TX] Officer Dimas booked on assault of his wife

Laredo Morning Times
By Nick Georgiou
August 28, 2008
A 14-year police officer was arrested early Wednesday morning for allegedly assaulting his wife at their south Laredo residence. Gerardo Dimas, 41, was booked at the Laredo Police Department... Justice of the Peace Ricardo Rangel ordered the veteran officer held on a $10,000 bond... Dimas, a patrolman, posted bond shortly after. LPD was called to the south Laredo residence at about 6:30 a.m. for an alleged assault in progress. According to police, officers at the scene determined enough probable cause to arrest Dimas and charge him with assault, family violence, a class-A misdemeanor. Officer Jose E. Baeza, LPD spokesman, said that as per standard procedure, Dimas was placed on administrative reassignment pending the criminal and internal investigation of the case, which will be conducted by Internal Affairs Division. Dimas wife was not hospitalized, but Baeza could not confirm whether she sustained any injuries from the alleged assault... [Full article here]

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