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The Dallas police were arrested on two major murder charges on Thursday, after authorities said he had ordered two hits in 2017.
Dallas Morning News According to an internal memo from the Chief of Police Eddie García, Eddie García told the police department that the 36-year-old police officer Buryan Riser has been detained.
A spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Department said he has not been detained by the Dallas County Jail on Thursday afternoon. It is not clear whether he has a lawyer.
Garcia said: “The official’s actions not only tarnished the badge, but also hindered the efforts of people who go out every day to inspire public confidence and respect law enforcement professionals.”
The press release stated that Riser, who joined the department in August 2008, was assigned to the Central and Southern Patrol Department. The department stated that he is currently on administrative leave, awaiting the results of an internal investigation.
Garcia said at a press conference on Thursday afternoon that one of the victims, 30-year-old Liza Saenz, was found dead in the Trinity River in March 2017. Garcia said that another victim, Albert Douglas (Albert Douglas), was kidnapped and killed on Rizell’s orders.
García said that Riser was related to at least one victim.
Garcia said: “This person does not have a business in this uniform,” he added, adding that the department is moving towards Rissey’s dismissal. “I don’t know better than this.”
Garcia added that former Dallas Police Chief U. Reneé Hall was aware of these allegations.
Hall confirmed news She was told that Riser was an “interested person” in the killing. She said, but being appointed as an interested person is not enough to ensure the possible reasons for his arrest.
Hall said that under the guidance of federal law enforcement, homicide detectives, and the Dallas County Attorney’s Office, a strategic decision has been made to not allow Riser to take administrative leave so that the authorities will not investigate the murder. . She said that telling Riser that he is under investigation might give him a chance to cover up his footprints.
She said she attributed the work of the detective to today’s arrest.
She said: “Doing anything different, we may not be able to get justice for these families today.”
After hearing several gunshots on the night of March 10, 2017, rowers found Sainz’s body in the Trinity near the 200 block of Santa Fe Avenue, south of downtown Dallas.
According to her itu report, their mother was born in Corpus Christi and grew up in the Aransas Pass.
Saenz’s mother, Mary Hodge, said on Thursday that she had not yet heard of Riser’s arrest and pointed out that she was waiting for a call from a detective. Hodge confirms that Saenz knows Riser, but she doesn’t realize the relationship between them.
Six months after Sainz’s death, in September 2017, three men-Kevin Kidd, Emmanuel Kilpatrick and Jermon Simmons ) Arrested for the death penalty. The police said an anonymous reporter led them to the suspect.
Kidd at the time told the police that after Kilpatrick used his gun to force Sainz into the car, he met Kilpatrick and Simmons at the bottom of the river. Kidd said he saw Kilpatrick shot Sainz by the river.
The three were charged in four other four-day killings.
According to Riser’s arrest warrant affidavit, one of the three men-the police did not say which one-came forward in August 2019 and said that Riser was related to Saenz’s killing and Douglas’s death.
The man told the authorities that he and Riser had met and lost contact when they were very young. The affidavit said that when they reconnected in 2013, Riser asked if he still carried out robberies and burglaries as they did when they were young.
The man said that the vow had proposed a plan to provide him and his associates with information about the drug home. According to testimony, they would rob the information and divide the proceeds into two parts. But that plan was never realized.
The affidavit stated that the man told the authorities that Riser found out that he wanted to kill a man and was willing to pay $3,500. The affidavit stated that the man and one of his accomplices kidnapped the man Douglas, killed him, and threw his body into the Trinity Temple.
Police said Douglas was reported missing in February 2017, but his body has not yet been found.
The affidavit indicated that a few weeks later, Riser approached the man again and offered $6,000 to kill Saenz. He said Saenz was an informant. The affidavit stated that he and his colleagues took her to the same place where Douglas was killed.
Police said Riser’s cell phone and team data placed him at the location where witnesses said they met and planned to murder.
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said he “feeled sick” after hearing the allegations against Riser.
Johnson said: “But I thank our homicide detectives, who have been committed to ensuring justice.” “I pay tribute to the victims’ relatives. I can’t imagine the pain they have suffered. In this case, they and the entire people of Dallas All deserve an answer.”
Mike Mata, president of the Sergeant Dallas Police Association, said that Riser was placed on paid administrative leave, pending the termination of the hearing. He said, “It is shocking that a member of the police station will be charged with something as terrible as the death penalty.”
He said that if Riser is found guilty, he should be held accountable.
He said: “We do everything we can to ensure that the people we hire do their best.” “But like any profession, some of us don’t respect badges or uniforms.”
Terrance Hopkins, president of the Greater Dallas Black Police Association, said: “This is a very unfortunate incident. If this is true, it is unacceptable.” Hopkins said Riiser was not a member of that police group.
In an upscale neighborhood in the southern prairie area where Riser lives, two Dallas police cars were sitting outside his red brick and stone house on Thursday afternoon.
Neighbors said that Riser and his family moved in about a year ago and were very friendly. They said there was not much unusual activity in the house until a car stopped on Thursday.
Domestic violence allegations
Riser was charged in 2017 with a minor domestic violence assault that caused personal injury.
According to the affidavit of the arrest warrant, Riser’s girlfriend had a dispute with him, saying that a post on his Facebook page stated that their relationship had ended.
The affidavit stated that she told the police that she wanted to post his photo on Facebook, but he did not want her to leave and asked her to leave his apartment. He said she refused to hit him on the hand and head.
Richey said that the woman beat him again because he called a patrol sergeant and asked the police officer to be sent to his home and grabbed him by the arm according to police documents.
The woman told the police that Riser tapped her on the arm and took the phone she had borrowed from a neighbor to call 911. According to the affidavit, she said that he grabbed her by the arm, pulled her off the bed, hit the floor, and then dragged and kicked her. She also said that he picked her up, took her to the apartment door, and drove her out.
The outcome of the case is unclear. It did not appear in the court records of Dallas County.
Staff writers Everton Bailey Jr. and Charles Scudder contributed to this report.