Friday, August 26, 2011
[TX] Dallas Officer Crouch accused of kicking fallen wife and preventing her from talking to 911
DALLAS POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED AFTER WIFE ACCUSES HIM OF ASSAULTING HER
Dallas News Crime Blog
By By Tom Benning
12:52 PM on Thu., Aug. 25, 2011
A Dallas police officer was arrested early Thursday after police say he grabbed and kicked his wife during an argument Wednesday night.
Daniel Lamont Crouch, 39, was taken into custody on charges of family violence assault and interfering with an emergency phone call, stemming from an altercation around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Oak Cliff, in the 2200 block of Cheryl Lane.
Crouch's wife told police that they got into an argument over their relationship and that Crouch got upset. He grabbed his wife's arm, causing her to fall to the floor, the wife told officers.
Then Crouch kicked his wife, according to a police report. The wife told officers that she couldn't move for 15 minutes because of the pain from the kick.
She told police she crawled out of the living room to call 911 but that Crouch hung up the phone before she could tell the operator all of the details.
By the time officers arrived, Crouch had left the home, police said.
He was later arrested at a Dallas police station, according to police documents.
Crouch, a 4-year veteran of the department, has been put on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an investigation.
He was released from the Dallas County jail Thursday morning on $2,500 bail. [LINK]