Two Dallas Officers Arrested on Family Violence Charges

By Frank Heinz
|  Monday, Dec 2, 2013  |  Updated 4:55 PM CDT
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Two Dallas Officers Arrested on Family Violence Charges

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In unrelated incidents, the Dallas Police Department says two of their officers have been arrested on family violence charges.

On Nov. 30, Officer Rashad Allen, was issued a family violence assault citation, a Class C misdemeanor, by the DeSoto Police Department.  The Dallas police have put Allen, who is assigned to the South Central Patrol Division, on administrative leave.

On Dec. 2, Officer Edgar Garcia-Martinez was issued a family violence assault, a Class A misdemeanor, by the Dallas Police Department.  The Dallas police have put Garcia-Martinez, who is also assigned to the South Central Patrol Division, on administrative leave.

Police said the incidents were not related and that both of the officers were off-duty at the time of the alleged offenses. No further details about the incidents were released.

The Class C misdemeanor is equal to a traffic citation in severity and offenders generally face a fine.  The Class A misdemeanor is more serious, and may result in jail time as well as a fine.   Both offenses could put the careers of both officers in jeopardy.

The Dallas Police Department's Internal Affairs Division will now investigate both alleged offenses.

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