Mission police officer turns himself in for “strangulation incident”

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Arturo Casanova (source: Mission Police Department)

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new information.

MISSION, Texas (KVEO) — A Mission police officer turned himself in on Sunday for a domestic violence incident and is now suspended from the department.

The police officer’s wife called 911 early Thursday, May 27. When police arrived she told them that Arturo Casanova, her husband, chocked her twice during an altercation in their front yard.

The report shows that during the second altercation, she fell and when she tried to get away from Casanova he “placed his hands around her throat.”

McAllen police confirmed that the victim had injuries to her throat and her elbow.

Arturo Casanova turned himself in on Sunday for a “strangulation incident” with a family member, according to officials.

Casanova has been charged with assaulting a family member, a 3rd degree felony.

He was given a $2000 bond, which he posted the same day of his arrest, and was released from jail on Sunday.

Mission police officials say Casanova was indefinitely suspended from the department.

This investigation is underway. More details about this case will be provided when they are available.

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