Fort Worth police officer James Howard on administrative leave after alleged domestic violence arrest

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Fort Worth Police Department has placed Corporal James Howard on administrative leave after his arrest on charges involving an alleged domestic violence incident, which happened while he was off-duty. 

The Rio Grande County Sheriff’s Department in Colorado contacted the department on May 15 regarding his arrest. They immediately began an administrative investigation, according to a news release. 

Corporal Howard, a 26 year veteran of the department, was placed on restricted duty and stripped of all police powers during the course of their ongoing criminal and administrative investigations.

In a statement, the department said, “The Fort Worth Police Department holds its officers to a high standard both on and off-duty, and does not tolerate criminal misconduct or unethical behavior; therefore, a thorough investigation to collect and review the facts and the circumstances of these allegations will be conducted.”

Corporal Howard was assigned to the Weapons Range at the time of his arrest.

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