Return to Article | Print this Page
The Police News
‘He told me that he would kill me’: Ex-wife of former Dallas police officer accused of plotting murders says he abused her
Dallas

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.

Her 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.