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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas police Chief David Brown fired two officers Friday.

Officer Victor Esparza-Alvarez was fired for his involvement in two incidents, including an arrest for family violence assault and endangering a child.

In July 2011 Esparza-Alvarez got into a physical fight with the mother of his child. During the fight he put the child at risk because the mother was holding it. Two days later he was arrested.

In April of this year he was arrested in Garland on an Insufficient Bond Warrant. He had been with DPD since 2009

Chief Brown also fired Officer Lekia Carson because she quit showing up for work.

Carson was a parking enforcement officer who had been on extended leave, and used all of her time.

Carson never came back to work, and never told anyone. Police officials ruled Carson was absent without leave from her duty assignment and fired her. Carson had been with the department since March of 2011.

Both officers have the right to appeal. The firings followed an internal affairs investigation and disciplinary hearings.

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