Dallas Texas Police Department
|Last Known Status||Administrative Leave|
2021 Arrest of Bryan Riser
In August 2019, an informant told Montenegro that fellow officer Bryan Riser had paid for the 2017 killings of Lisa Saenz and Albert Douglas.
In March 2021, Montenegro presented evidence that Riser had been in the area where the murders were committed. Riser was fired and arrested.
Montenegro later admitted that Riser was in the area at a different time than when the murders were committed.
On April 7, 2021, a judge dismissed the case against Riser for lack of probable cause.
On December 16, 2021, Montenegro was placed on administrative leave.
On March 23, 2022, Montenegro was charged with two felony counts of tampering with records and a misdemeanor count for perjury.
On February 24, 2023, a grand jury declined to indict Montenegro.
An internal investigation remains open.
- Krista Torralva, Dallas detective who accused fellow officer of murder under investigation for mishandling cases, Dallas Morning News, 2022-03-23
- Krista M. Torralva, Grand jury doesn’t indict Dallas detective accused of tampering, perjury in homicide case, Denton Record-Chronicle, 2023-02-25
- Jill Sederstrom, Murder-For-Hire Charges Against Former Dallas Cop Tossed After Judge Finds Lack Of Probable Cause, Oxygen, 2021-04-09
- Ex-Dallas cop cleared of murder allegation sues detective, Spectrum News, 2022-05-06