Dallas Officer Accused of Sexual Assault Found Deceased

Officer died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say

Dallas police Sr. Cpl. David Wayne Kattner, accused last month of sexually assaulting a prostitute, was found dead Friday morning in his Little Elm home, Dallas police say.

Ron Pinkston, president of the Dallas Police Association, confirmed Kattner's death.  Investigators with the Little Elm Police Department said Kattner, 47, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

A statement from the Dallas Police Department released Friday morning offered condolences to Kettner's family but did not specify his cause of death.

Kattner and his attorney were to meet with Internal Affairs Friday morning on allegations that he forced a prostitute to perform a sexual act on him on three occasions, at least once while in uniform. The woman also alleged Kattner showed her outstanding warrants for her arrest and told the woman that he knew where her daughter lived.

Kattner, a 26-year veteran of the department and a northeast patrol division officer, had been placed on administrative leave while the allegations were investigated.

The Little Elm police department is leading the investigation into Kattner's death.

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