Wife says Fort Worth officer threatened, assaulted her

Lawrence Blanchard

Credit: Fort Worth PD

According to court records, Fort Worth Police Officer Lawrence Blanchard allegedly told his wife he would kill her with his department-issued gun during an argument last month.

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Posted on June 9, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 9 at 6:14 PM

A Fort Worth police officer faces charges for allegedly assaulting and threatening his wife.

Court records show Lawrence Blanchard told his wife he would kill her with his department-issued gun during an argument last month.

His wife recorded audio of the incident on her cell phone and played the sound for police.

Investigators said Blanchard is heard making several violent threats in the recording. He has been placed on restricted duty during the investigation.

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