Statement Regarding Johnny Manziel

Updated February 25, 2016 at 4:40 pm

The investigation of the domestic violence assault involving Jonathan Manziel, which occurred on January 30, 2016, has been completed.  Today, a Class A misdemeanor Assault/Domestic Violence case has been referred to the Dallas County District Attorney’s office for presentation to the grand jury.  The Dallas Police Department will not release any details of the investigation while it is pending grand jury presentation.

Updated February 25, 2016 at 10:36 am

As last updated on February 20, 2016, the Dallas Police Department investigation into the case of domestic violence assault involving Jonathan Manziel has been on-going.  Additional records pertaining to the case were just received this week.  The completion of the case has not been delayed by the detective’s Community Policing 2.0 assignment.

In the Domestic Violence Unit, detective’s additional assignments and extended time off are considered when cases are assigned.  This practice of anticipating time away from investigative duties prevents investigations from being delayed due to a detective’s absence.  Additional protocols based on a team concept are also being implemented to ensure victims continue to receive the appropriate service.


Updated on February 20, 2016 at 11:30 a.m.:

On February 5, 2016, Dallas Police Department detectives began investigating a complaint of a domestic violence assault that occurred in Dallas on January 30, 2016, in which Jonathan Manziel was the listed suspect.  Up to this point in the investigation, detectives have continued communicating with the complainant, interviewed witnesses, received medical records from the complainant, and obtained video from surveillance cameras.  Detectives are continuing with their efforts to fully investigate the facts of this case.  As this remains an on-going investigation, no details of the investigation will be released at this time.  We would like to finish the investigation as soon as possible, but detectives work around the victim’s and witnesses’ schedules which can sometimes delay the process.  As of today, there has been no determination as to what type of charge, if any, will be filed against Mr. Manziel.  Updates to this case will be made as information becomes available.


Original Post:

Following yesterday’s release, today the Dallas Police Department received a complaint of a domestic violence assault that occurred in Dallas on January 30, 2016.  A criminal investigation into the incident, in which Johnathan Manziel is the listed suspect, has been initiated.  Detectives will thoroughly investigate the case to determine what criminal charges, if any, will be filed and victim services will be offered. 

As there are many emotional factors involved, it is not uncommon for a victim of domestic violence to question or delay reporting an assault.  This is an on-going investigation and updates will be made as information becomes available.