Jealous Cop Snatched Girlfriend's Phone to Stop Her From Calling Dallas Police, Arrest Records Say

A Dallas officer arrested on a family violence charge over the weekend tried to prevent his girlfriend from calling police, court records say.Officer Richard Council, a northwest patrol officer who has been with the Dallas Police Department for three years, faces misdemeanor charges of family violence and interference with an emergency call.The 30-year-old officer is on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation and could not be reached for comment on Tuesday.His arrest warrant affidavit says a bystander called 911 from the 6000 block of Belt Line Road about 4 a.m. Saturday to report a disturbance outside an apartment building and a woman running in the street, screaming. Officers found a woman crying "hysterically" at the bottom of the stairs. She told them Council went through her phone and became upset with her after finding that she had been talking to other men.The woman told police that Council, her boyfriend of three years, was also upset with her because she refused to have sex with him, the affidavit says. Officers asked multiple times whether she was physically assaulted and she said no, the affidavit says.She said she wanted Council to leave her apartment, so police asked the officer to leave and he did.  Continue reading...

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