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Thursday, July 28, 2011

[TX] July 2011: Dallas Police Officer Esparza accused of assaulting girlfriend as she held their baby

DALLAS OFFICER ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, ENDANGERING CHILD
By DMN Staff
7 July 2011
[Excerpts] A Dallas police officer was arrested on domestic violence charges Wednesday, accused of striking his girlfriend as she held their baby. Officer Victor Esparza, 26, was taken into custody on charges of family violence assault, a misdemeanor, and family violence endangering a child, a felony... The 27-year-old woman told police that during the argument Esparza took their baby and put him in his vehicle to leave. As she reached in to remove the baby, she said, Esparza repeatedly closed the passenger side door on her leg, causing bruises. After removing the child and his car seat from the vehicle, she said, she walked toward an apartment and was struck on the back of the head. She said Esparza then grabbed both her arms and forced her down onto a concrete step. She told police that she fell in such a way to avoid injuring the baby. The department’s internal affairs division will investigate... [Full article here]
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