Attorney: Prosper Affidavit Leaves Out Details In Sanders Assault
PROSPER (CBSDFW.COM) – The attorney of Deion Sanders’s estranged wife Pilar is asking why his client’s lacerated lip and fractured thumb were not recorded in Prosper Police Department’s arrest affidavit the night each was charged with misdemeanor assault.
Attorney Pete Schulte said the affidavit left out facts and information that should have led to The NFL Hall of Famer going to jail instead of his wife, who was jailed for an evening following the altercation.
The document details what went on inside the Prosper home of Deion Sanders and his estranged wife Pilar when police arrived on Monday night.
An officer reported that the couple was “yelling at each other at the front door” when he arrived.
The document goes on to say that Deion Sanders told officers his wife Pilar was kicking on the door of his room and when he opened it she began “to hit and slap him.”
But the report doesn’t explain how Pilar walked away with a lacerated lip or a fractured thumb. Officers also refer to Sanders by name and his wife as the suspect, even though he was later also cited for assault.
Schulte says those missing facts should have sent Deion to jail instead of his client. He also says they would’ve prevented the protective order that now keeps her out of their home.
“Either Prosper Police have intentionally falsified governmental documents in an effort to protect Mr. Sanders or they’re trying to cover their tracks,” Schulte said.
The attorney says the retired NFL Hall of Famer caused his client’s injuries.
Schulte said a motion has been filed to vacate the emergency protective order that Deion obtained after the incident.
Schulte also said portions of the incident were captured on a smartphone video camera, but was smashed by Deion during the alleged altercation.
Schulte said authorities were able to remove the memory card and it will be used in the investigation.
A Prosper Police spokesman says the department will investigate any allegations of improper or criminal activity committed by officers but declined to comment further.