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Sunday, December 28, 2008

[TX] Police arrest Officer Rogers for assaulting his ex girlfriend

Officer charged with assault in bar incident
San Antonio Express, TX
By Eva Ruth Moravec
12/28/2008 12:00 CST
[Excerpts]A San Antonio police officer assigned to the downtown bicycle patrol has been placed on administrative duty after being arrested on charges of assaulting an ex-girlfriend, according to police... Officer Rory Rogers went to a bar in the 1900 block of Stone Oak Parkway early Friday while he was off-duty and encountered his ex-girlfriend, a 21-year-old San Antonian, who was on the dance floor with friends... Rogers, a five-year veteran of the force, pushed the woman to the floor, where she cut herself on broken glass, then pushed her once more as she was getting up, Trevino said. Rogers then fled the bar, he said... Rogers turned himself in early Saturday morning, just one day after the woman filed the complaint. Although Rogers didn't admit to the crime, police were able to arrest him because of a tighter domestic violence policy that was adopted in January 2007 requiring officers to secure arrest warrants immediately for most family violence suspects. Several witness accounts were identical to the ex-girlfriend's story, Trevino said, giving police probable cause for an arrest warrant. Rogers posted bail and was released, Trevino said. He will remain on administrative duty during criminal and administrative investigations. [Full article here]

SAPD Officer Arrested for Pushing Ex-Girlfriend
Aubrey Mika Chancellor AubreyMikaChancellor@woaitv.com
[Excerpts]...The officer, Rory Rogers, who's been with the department for five years, was off-duty at the time. The ex-girlfriend told police while she was dancing Rogers came up to her and pushed her down. Then she says she got up and he pushed her down again. Police say there was broken glass on the dance floor and the woman had cuts on her arms, knee, and side... SAPD Spokesman Gabe Trevino told News 4 WOAI “If it's a family violence act and we believe you committed the act, we’re not gonna file a case at large like we've done in the past. We're gonna get a warrant and we're gonna come after you and that's been our policy and it's no different for this case.” Rogers is officially charged with assault - bodily injury... [Full article here]

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