2 Dallas County Detention Officers Arrested on Assault, Official Oppression Charges

KRLD Sunday Morning News
June 28, 2020 - 11:49 am

    DALLAS (NBC DFW) - Two Dallas County Sheriff's Department detention officers were arrested Friday in connection with separate assaults on inmates in the last few months.

    Detention service officers Levar Weston and Hector Navarette were both booked into the Dallas County Jail on charges of assault causing bodily injury and official oppression following investigations into the incidents, the department said.

    Both are on leave and are to report to internal affairs Monday morning, officials said.

    An inmate alleged that Weston, 31, had spit on him and hit him in the face with an open hand on June 13 after a verbal altercation while he was strapped into a restraint chair, the sheriff's department said.

    The department said the inmate had been strapped into the chair in the sixth-floor holdover area after he had purposely caused the flooding of his housing location.

    Weston was hired April 8, 2019, and was assigned to the West Tower Facility at the Dallas County Jail.

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