Saturday, March 01, 2014

Officer Gilbert Melendez Arrested for Domestic Violence

An El Paso police officer was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of domestic violence, officials confirmed.

Officer Gilbert Melendez was arrested on suspicion of assault against a family member, according to jail records.

Sgt. Chris Mears, a spokesman for the El Paso Police Department, confirmed Melendez is an officer with the police department and had been placed on "administrative duty pending the outcome of an internal investigation."

He was booked into the El Paso County Jail on a bond of $2,500.

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