Late Saturday, the Dallas Police Department confirmed the arrest of a 27-year veteran of the department on a family violence charge.
In a news release, Dallas police said the Rowlett Police Department arrested Lt. Joseph Sowell on Jan. 10 and charged him with assault — family violence.
Further details about the charge were not made available.
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Sowell, who is assigned to the Dallas Police Department's Northeast Patrol Division, has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.