Dallas officer suspended after family violence arrest

Paul Figueroa

Credit: Collin County Jail

Dallas police Sgt. Paul Figueroa was booked into the Collin County jail on a charge of family violence assault causing bodily injury.

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Posted on September 8, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Updated Sunday, Sep 9 at 9:59 AM

DALLAS — A Dallas police sergeant was arrested on a family violence charge Saturday.

Police confirmed the arrest of Sgt. Paul Figueroa by Murphy police in that Collin County community.

Jail records show that Figueroa, 41, was being held on an $8,000 bond for an assault that caused bodily injury, a Class A misdemeanor offense.

Dallas police said Figueroa, an 18-year veteran of the department, was placed on administrative leave while an internal affairs investigation is conducted.

According to the department's website, Sgt. Figueroa is part of the "deployment team" that utilizes covert surveillance and intelligence gathering to fight crime.

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