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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

[TX] Dallas Police Sgt. Deininger's ex-girlfriend recants: "There was no assault that took place."

...A felony family violence case has been dismissed against a Dallas police sergeant [Brian Deininger] after his former girlfriend recanted her original allegation that the officer choked her...

(Would they have arrested a police sgt. on a choking allegation - that she had been choked with BOTH hands - with no marks on her neck? Just asking.)

DALLAS POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED, ACCUSED OF CHOKING WOMAN
The Dallas Morning News
By Tanya Eiserer
09 May 2011
[Excerpts] A Dallas police officer was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of felony assault; he’s accused of choking a woman in an apartment... Brian Deininger, an 11-year veteran, was arrested shortly before midnight and jailed with bail set at $1,500 on the third-degree felony charge, which is punishable upon conviction by two to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine... Police and county jail records show that Deininger, 34, was “not sober” when arrested and that he [was] choking the woman during an argument, “causing pain and restricting her airway”... the charge was made as a family violence assault. [Full article here]

CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST DALLAS OFFICER
FOX 4 News
09 May 2011
[Excerpts] Domestic violence charges against a Dallas police officer were dropped on Monday after the alleged victim retracted her allegations, according to the department... Monday morning, the woman gave detectives a written statement retracting her allegations, police said. Based on the retraction and the lack of any witnesses, police said, they dismissed the charges... [Full article here]

CHARGE AGAINST DALLAS POLICE SERGEANT DISMISSED AFTER EX-GIRLFRIEND RECANTS CHOKING ALLEGATION
The Dallas Morning News
By Tanya Eiserer
10 May 2011
[Excerpts] A felony family violence case has been dismissed against a Dallas police sergeant after his former girlfriend recanted her original allegation that the officer choked her... [Brian] Deininger, an 11-year veteran, remains on administrative leave, pending an investigation by the department’s internal affairs division... http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/dallas/headlines/20110510-charge-against-dallas-police-sergeant-dismissed-after-ex-girlfriend-recants-choking-allegation.ece

CHARGES DROPPED ON DALLAS POLICE OFFICER ACCUSED IN CHOKING INCIDENT
Star-Telegram
By Chance Welch
Monday, May. 09, 2011
[Excerpts] ...[Dallas police officer Brian William Deininger] allegedly choked his girlfriend, 30, with both hands... But on Monday morning, detectives in the case received a written statement from the woman retracting her initial allegation... The criminal case against Deininger was dismissed and the arrest charge was released after the woman's retraction... A woman who identified herself as Deininger's former girlfriend called the Star-Telegram on Monday afternoon and said she has requested that the charges be dropped and that any accusations of assault be retracted. "There was no assault that took place," the woman said. She said the circumstances on the night of Deininger's arrest were "hazy" and that she didn't know what she was agreeing to until the morning after she made the accusatio... He was released from the Dallas County Jail on $1,500 bond Sunday afternoon... [Full article here]
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