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DALLAS TX Aug 3 2010 – A Dallas police officer was behind bars over night after being accused of punching her 18-year-old daughter.
Sr. Cpl. Alma Fowler was arrested Sunday afternoon at her Dallas home.
Investigators said her daughter called 911. The teen claimed she was punched several times in the back by her mom.
The girl was not taken to the hospital.
Fowler was released from the Lew Sterrett jail Monday morning.
“No one wants to have to catch one of our own violating anything or committing a crime or criminal act. It’s disturbing, but justice has to be done,” said Sgt. Warren Mitchell.
In March of 2009, Fowler was involved in a car accident in the 1700 block of Ledbetter Drive while she was off duty. She was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
That case has not gone to court yet, but she has been under investigation by internal affairs since then.
Fowler is now on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of both cases.