Dallas police: Manziel investigation going to grand jury
The Manziel altercation has been classified a Class A misdemeanor assault/domestic violence case and has been referred to the district attorney’s office for presentation to a grand jury. The police department did not release any other details with the case still pending.
As of Wednesday morning, the investigation had been delayed by “chaos” within the Dallas police department, according to an official statement. Dallas police spokesman Maj. Midge Boyle said on Saturday that the investigation could be completed in about a week, but reports the potential filing of criminal charges against Manziel could reportedly be delayed by as much as two weeks while the investigating officer completes his patrol hours.
The detective on Manziel’s case was called onto a two-week street patrol rotation as part of a recently reinstated community policing program aimed at decreasing response times to 911 calls. The program has been criticized for creating a backlog of cases.
News leaked last week that Dallas police had obtained medical records for Manziel’s ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, who claimed Manziel struck her multiple times and left her with a ruptured eardrum. She filed an affidavit stating that Manziel threatened to kill her and himself early in the morning Jan. 30 after a night of partying. Police also reportedly have surveillance video from the incident.
Manziel, 23, is expected to be released by the Browns when the new league calendar begins in March.