Officials with the San Antonio Police Department said 29-year-old Nicolette Muniz, a three-year veteran of the force, was arrested in the early morning of Friday, April 19, on suspicion of family violence, a Class A misdemeanor.
Muniz is the third San Antonio cop to be arrested in 2019.
Kens5 News reports Muniz, was off-duty at the time of the incident. At 3:30 a.m., Muniz went to the woman's home and punched her in the face and neck, police said. The woman told officers the dispute stemmed over her boyfriend, who had been "romantically involved with both (she) and Muniz," police said.
San Antonio officials released this statement:
"A full administrative and criminal investigation is underway. Muniz will be placed on administrative leave pending the investigation. The case will be submitted to the District Attorney’s Office for review."