Cop Watch

Monday, September 05, 2005

Midland police officer arrested

A nine year veteran of the Midland Police Department has been arrested for allegedly striking his domestic partner and firing his department issued weapon while threatening to kill her, court documents and police confirmed Monday.

Officer Jesse Ortiz, 34, has been charged with aggravated assault with intent to cause serious bodily injury.

Midland Police Chief John Urby said Ortiz has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an administrative investigation by the department.