EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A South Texas police chief has been arrested after his common-law wife said he assaulted her.
Records show Hidalgo police Chief Rodolfo "Rudy" Espinoza was booked into Hidalgo County jail Thursday on a charge of assault causing bodily injury to a family member. The Hidalgo County sheriff's office says deputies saw that the victim had minor injuries.
Jail records didn't list an attorney for the 64-year-old Espinoza, who was arraigned and released on $5,000 bond.
The Monitor reports that City Manager Julian Gonzalez suspended Espinoza in October while the city investigated allegations of inappropriate conduct in the workplace and potential conflicts of interest. Gonzalez didn't immediately reply to a message from The Associated Press on Thursday.
Hidalgo is a city of about 14,000 people located on the border with Mexico.