This was submitted via the CopBlock submissions page on March 5, 2015
Department: El Paso (TX) Police Department
Address: 9011 Escobar Dr. El Paso, TX 79907
Phone: (915) 872-3600, (915) 564-7000
Officer Involved: Jessica Martinez
Date of Incident: March 5, 2015
A female police detective from the El Paso Police Department has been accused of choking out her step daughter, and threatening to end her life in a drunken rage, because of the girl’s dog.
Detective Jessica Martinez allegedly told the victim, “I discipline in this house” and “I can end your life.” According to the victim’s father, Detective Martinez struck herself in the eye in order to claim that the victim hit her and instigated the violence. The detective was arrested the next day, was quickly released with only a $2,000 bail bond and paid administrative leave (Otherwise known as paid vacation.).
“The victim, whose name and age were not released, told deputies that her stepmother, Martinez, began to yell at her about the victim’s dog when they were eating dinner, according to the affidavit.
Martinez then followed the victim into the room and continued to yell at her while the victim sat on her bed, the affidavit states. According to the affidavit, Martinez put her hands around the victim’s neck and pulled her hair.
The victim was able to get away and ran into a hallway, but Martinez allegedly grabbed the victim again by the neck and hair, the affidavit said.
Martinez then began to tightly squeeze the victim’s neck, according to the affidavit. The victim told deputies that as Martinez squeezed her neck, she could not breathe, began to feel dizzy and almost passed out, the document states.
The victim then fell to the floor and Martinez allegedly dragged her through the hallway, which resulted in the victim suffering injuries to her elbows, knees and back, according to the affidavit.”