Police to investigate Johnny Manziel in wake of domestic violence allegations

Sources say Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley has given a statement to the Dallas Police department and wants to file charges, according to WFAA in Dallas.

WFAA News 8 broke the news of an alleged domestic violence incident involving Manziel in Dallas on Jan. 29. His ex, Colleen Crowley, told police Manziel hit her and threatened to kill her.

Dallas police released a statement that they will investigate if any criminal charges will be filed. 

"Following yesterday’s release, today the Dallas Police Department received a complaint of a domestic violence assault that occurred in Dallas on January 30, 2016.  A criminal investigation into the incident, in which Johnathan Manziel is the listed suspect, has been initiated.  Detectives will thoroughly investigate the case to determine what criminal charges, if any, will be filed and victim services will be offered."

"As there are many emotional factors involved, it is not uncommon for a victim of domestic violence to question or delay reporting an assault.  This is an on-going investigation and updates will be made as information becomes available."

WFAA received a personal statement from Crowley:

"On Feb. 5, I met with domestic violence specialists at the Dallas Police Department. I provided them a complete description of the events on the night of January 29th and answered their questions. I don't know what will happen next with this case -- that'll be up to Dallas Police Department. I am hopeful that everyone will understandably respect my wish for privacy at this time." 

The news comes after a judge signed a protective order keeping him away from his girlfriend for two years. Manziel is also ordered to pay $12,000 in legal fees.

Earlier, the police department released a statement that the case is closed and investigative efforts did not result in the filing of a criminal complaint. 


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