BPD Chief Denies New Allegations From Internal Police Report

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

The wife of Bryan Police Chief Tyrone Morrow claims the chief abused her in the past, according to an internal police report obtained by News Three.

Chief Morrow is on administrative leave pending an investigation into a weekend domestic dispute.

According to the report, Cindy Morrow told officers who responded to the Morrow home Sunday morning, that there had been prior assaults, including one in February in which Chief Morrow broke her nose and gave her two black eyes.

She said she didn't pursue anything at the time because she wanted to protect her husband's job, police reports said.

Chief Morrow responded to the allegations Tuesday evening telling News Three that the incident his wife claimed occurred in February, never happened.

Officers wrote in their report that the chief called police early Sunday morning for assistance and when they arrived, Chief Morrow was sitting outside the house holding a beer.

The police chief smelled of alcohol, but police said he did not appear to be intoxicated. Morrow also had a bloody scratch across his nose, according to police reports.

Police said his wife, Cindy, also smelled of alcohol, but appeared to be intoxicated, reports said.

Both her elbows had small, bloody abrasions on them, her shirt had blood on it near her elbow, and her wrist was swollen and cut, police said.

According to police, Chief Morrow said he handcuffed his wife after she slapped him multiple times in the head and hit him in the face causing the scratch on his nose.

But Cindy Morrow told a different story.

She told police, the chief pushed her and threw her into several walls. Cindy said she wouldn't take that from anyone and fought back, according to police documents.

She said, "Ty threw her around again like she was some common criminal and she responded by pushing him again," police wrote in the report.

"Ty then put her in handcuffs and prevented her from moving," she told police.

Police also noticed a hole in one of the living room walls, which was approximately five inches tall and 12 inches wide, reports stated.
Cindy said it probably happened when Ty threw her into it, police wrote.

But police noted in the report there was no evidence of sheetrock dust on her or her clothing.

As for the hole in the wall, Morrow told News Three Tuesday that his wife was drunk and stumbled and fell into it.

Cindy Morrow could not be reached for comment. Chief Morrow said she is currently seeking help.

Criminal and internal investigations are ongoing.

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