Local authorities on Monday asked the state Attorney General's Office to investigate a family violence call at Bryan Police Chief Ty Morrow's home.
If the Attorney General's Office agrees, its investigators and prosecutors would handle the criminal investigation.
Morrow was placed on administrative leave so authorities could look into a November 23 domestic disturbance at his home.
Police reports show Morrow handcuffed his wife after an argument turned physical.
The investigation was initially going to be conducted Bryan police and sheriff's deputies, but County Attorney Rod Anderson said it would be best for an outside party to handle it.
The internal investigation will be conducted by the Bryan Police Department and reviewed by City Manager David Watkins.
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