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Ex-Dallas cop facing capital murder charges was kept on the job to not arouse suspicion of investigation

Added 03-05-21 04:13:03pm EST - “Bryan Riser was ultimately put on paid administrative leave Thursday, following his arrest for two 2017 murders.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Ex-Dallas cop facing capital murder charges was kept on the job to not arouse suspicion of investigation”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

An ex-cop in Dallas who was arrested this week for capital murder was not placed on administrative leave so the officer wouldn’t realize he was under investigation.

Bryan Riser, 36, a Dallas Police officer since 2008, was ultimately put on paid administrative leave Thursday, following his arrest, a department spokeswoman confirmed to the Daily News Friday.

Though Riser was earlier named a “person of interest” in the 2017 deaths of Liza Saenz, 30, and Albert Douglas, 60, he was kept on the force so he would remain unaware that he was the subject of the murder investigation, Former Dallas Police Chief U. Renée Hall told The Dallas Morning News.

She had been made aware of the allegations against Riser back in 2019 and left the department in late 2020.

“Doing anything different, we may not have been able to bring justice to the families today,” Hall told the local news source.

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