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Dallas Police Officer Arrested On 'Injury To A Child' Charge: DPD

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    Dallas Police Officer Arrested On 'Injury To A Child' Charge

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    A veteran officer of the Dallas Police Department is facing charges for allegedly injuring a child. 

    Officer Courtney Thornton was arrested in Rockwall County after a warrant was issued for his arrest by Royse City Police on an injury to a child charge, which is a third degree felony.

    Thornton was arrested Thursday, according to a release from Dallas Police.

    A mug shot was not immediately available.

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    Thornton has been with the Dallas Police Department for twelve years. He has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation. 

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