Update 04/07/2021 9:21pm:
Bryan Rise was recently released from jail after initially being arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder. He was accused of ordering three men to kill Albert Douglas and Lisa Saenz in 2017. Prosecutors said that there was a lack of evidence to proceed with the case.
“We have an obligation — under the U.S Constitution, under the Texas Constitution, under the Code of Criminal Procedure, under our duty as prosecutors — to see that justice is done. If we get to a point in any case, no matter who the defendant is, no matter who the witnesses are, that we feel there is insufficient probable cause, we have to alert the defense and alert the court. We have to do something. We can’t just sit by," said prosecutor Jason Fine.
Following his release from jail on Wednesday morning, Riser told reporters:
“This department I used to love and respect, they disrespected me and embarrassed me and my family. I was 100% innocent from the get go. I just want to go be with my family and eat some fried chicken."
Original 03/05/2021 12:19am:
According to reports, a Dallas police officer was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder. Thursday's arrest comes roughly a year and a half after the murders occurred. The arrest was prompted by the gunman, who told authorities in 2019 that he kidnapped the two victims and murdered them at the officer's discretion.
Bryan Riser, a 13-year veteran of the police force is currently being held without bond at the Dallas County jail. Authorities say the murders are not related to Riser's police work but Dallas police chief Eddie Garcia evaded questions about the timing of the arrest which only fueled further suspicion. Garcia also said the department has placed Riser on administrative leave and they are looking to "expedite our process” toward his firing.