A former Dallas police officer under
investigation in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme threatened to kill
his wife and beat her in the street as their children watched, she
testified during recent child custody proceedings.
testimony comes after the March arrest and firing of officer Bryan
Riser on capital murder charges tied to two killings in 2017. A judge
later dismissed the charges after prosecutors said investigators
submitted insufficient evidence. The woman, who divorced Riser in 2015,
is now seeking full custody of their three children, citing his arrest
and what she described as a pattern of family violence.