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Denton Police Officer Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting, Injuring Family Member

DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Denton Police Department said the Aubrey Police Department arrested Denton Police Officer Daniel Neighbors for assaulting and injuring a family member and interference with an emergency request for assistance.

"The Denton Police Department is not involved in the criminal investigation and is cooperating with Aubrey PD," Denton Police said in a brief news release.

Aubrey Police said officers responded to a disturbance Wednesday, Sept. 29 On September 29 in the 300 block of Countryside Drive.

The preliminary investigation indicates Neighbors, 40, "had assaulted a female at their shared residence during an altercation."

Aubrey Chief of Police Charles Kreidler stated, "This is an ongoing investigation that will be forwarded to the Denton County District Attorney in the coming weeks and no further information will be available."

Officer Neighbors was put on administrative leave pending an outcome from the criminal case and the concurrent administrative case, per department policy.

He has been with the Denton Police Department for nine years and has been a patrol officer the entire time, the department said.

No other details about the incident have been released as of yet, including when or where it happened.

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