FORT WORTH, Texas- On
Monday, November 13, 2023, the Grand Prairie Police Department arrested
Officer Carlos Zelaya #4197 on a charge of Aggravated Assault with a
Deadly Weapon - Family Violence stemming from an incident that occurred
in Grand Prairie.
Officer Zelaya was off-duty at the time of the offense. He was booked into Grand Prairie Jail and arraigned there.
Pending the outcome
of the criminal and Internal Affairs administrative investigations,
Officer Zelaya is on restricted duty and stripped of all police powers.
Zelaya has been employed with the Fort Worth Police Department since 2013 and is assigned to the Gang Unit.
Due to the ongoing
nature of this investigation by our neighboring agency, the Fort Worth
Police Department is unable to provide any additional information at
this time. Any inquiries regarding the criminal investigation should be
directed to the Grand Prairie Police Department.
The Fort Worth Police
Department aspires to the highest standards of professionalism and
integrity, and we expect all of our officers to exemplify those
standards both on and off-duty. We take these allegations against
Officer Zelaya very seriously and will, upon conclusion of the
investigation, take all appropriate action in keeping with our high