Veteran Dallas officer charged with official oppression

A Dallas police officer is accused of choking a man at a hospital.

Sgt. James Bristo turned himself in Thursday and is now charged with official oppression.

Police said an arrest warrant was issued over an incident that happened in August of last year. 

The affidavit says the type of maneuver Bristo used is reserved for when deadly force is necessary. The man he used on was already in custody and restrained on a hospital bed.

Sgt. Bristo has been with the Dallas Police Department for 34 years and worked at the South Central Patrol Division.

He will be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.


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