EDINBURG, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The police chief in a South Texas city has been arrested on a domestic violence charge after his common-law wife said he assaulted her.
Hidalgo Police Chief Rodolfo “Rudy” Espinoza, 64, was booked into the Hidalgo County Jail Thursday on a charge of assault causing bodily injury to a family member.
He was released on $5,000 bond.
The Monitor reports that City Manager Julian Gonzalez suspended Espinoza in October while the city investigated allegations of inappropriate conduct in the workplace and potential conflicts of interest.
Hidalgo is a city of about 14,000 people located on the border with Mexico.
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