Officer Stephen Melton, 41, of the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) has been placed on administrative leave after being arrested Sunday morning while he was off-duty. Melton was charged with a class A misdemeanor of assault causing bodily injury.
“Preliminary details indicate that Melton and his girlfriend had an argument. During the argument, Melton pushed his girlfriend, causing her to fall to the ground and sustain visible injuries to her head.”
The case will be taken to the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, and Internal Affairs will conduct an administrative review. When those findings are completed, the appropriate discipline will be administered, KSAT News reports.
SAPD Chief William McManus said this concerning the arrest:
“I am disturbed at the allegations made against this off-duty officer. I’m satisfied with the quick work of the SAPD patrol officers and detectives who immediately began investigating and quickly made an arrest once probable cause was developed.”
Melton has been with SAPD for 11 years, the department said. He is assigned to patrol at the East Side substation.