Dallas Police officer charged with two counts of capital murder

Officer Bryan Riser
Officer Bryan Riser Photo credit Dallas County Jail

Dallas police have arrested one of their own, and he's charged with two counts of Capital murder.

Dallas police said Thursday Officer Bryan Riser, a veteran of the force since 2008, was arrested Thursday morning.

Police chief Eddie Garcia said a witness came forward claiming he kidnapped and murdered 31 year old Lisa Saenz at Riser's direction.

Garcia said the witness also told police he was instructed by Riser to kidnap and kill Aubrey Douglas around the same location as Saenz.

Douglas' body has not been found.

In May 2017, Riser was arrested after being accused of misdemeanor assault family violence causing bodily injury.

Riser has been with the department since August 2008 and had been assigned to the South-Central Patrol Division.​

"Although he is in custody, he is on administrative leave pending the outcome of an Internal Affairs administrative investigation," Dallas police said in a statement.

The FBI assisted the Dallas Police Department with this case.