Bryan Police Chief Temporarily Steps Down

Bryan Police Chief Tyrone Morrow has voluntarily placed himself on administrative leave until an investigation is complete regarding a weekend domestic dispute.

In an memo sent to the police department Monday afternoon, Chief Morrow wrote that he and his wife had a disagreement early Sunday morning in which he called police for assistance.

Chief Morrow and his wife, Cindy, were seen Saturday night at the Junior League Charity Ball at the Hilton Hotel in College Station.

According to the police incident report, Chief Morrow called police at 12:47 a.m. saying he handcuffed his wife after an argument became physical. Chief Morrow told police that he didn't want to interfere with his wife's access to police and asked that officers respond to their home.

Both suffered minor injuries that didn't require medical attention, according to the police report.

Both claimed the other person instigated the confrontation, and neither wished to pursue criminal charges.

According to the police report, alcohol could be smelled on the breaths of both Ty and Cindy Morrow.

"This is an extremely embarrassing situation for me and my family," Chief Morrow wrote in the memo. "Since this incident my wife and I have reconciled."

A joint criminal investigation will be conducted by Bryan Police and the Brazos County's Sheriff's Office. Those results are expected to be completed by Wednesday and turned over to the County Attorney's Office.

Results of an internal affairs investigation will be turned over the City Manager.

"I want to ensure that my family and I are addressed as any other member of the community would be addressed in a similar situation," Morrow wrote.

Deputy Chief Peter Scheets will serve as acting Chief of Police during Morrow's absence.

Scheets said while it's standard to be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation, Morrow voluntarily placed himself on leave until the investigtion is complete.

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